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BPD warns residents about reported 'Shop with a Cop' phone scams

California City officials investigating phone scam
Posted at 4:10 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 19:10:30-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield Police say they've received reports of people receiving fake Shop with a Cop phone calls.

On Friday, the department tweeted an advisory about the phone scam saying,"community members [are] being asked to donate to the Shop with a Cop program via phone calls."

BPD confirmed that those phone calls are not coming from its organization or KCSO's.