Officials warn of scammers posing as Canyon Police Department

Amarillo, TX - Canyon Police Department says they've learned of several residents who have received calls from "scammers" pretending to be police.

They say the calls show up on victims' caller ID as coming from 806-655-5005, the number for Canyon PD.

The scammers will demand payment from the victims, threatening them with arrest at their home or business for an outstanding warrant.

Canyon police says they will not contact residents in this way regarding arrest warrants.

They advise anyone who receives a call like this to hang up immediately.