Miami Springs, Florida – A phone scam involving someone claiming to be a member of the department and demanding money appeared in Miami Springs.
According to MSPD, scam artists have been calling residents claiming to be a detective or supervisor and saying they are investigating a case involving websites that exploit underage girls.
The call appears to come from the department’s main number and demands money to drop the case, usually in the form of wire payments, prepaid cards, or money-sharing apps.
The department would never request money or contact residents on the phone, advising residents to never send money and to hang up if they are contacted before calling the police, MSPD said.
Miami Springs Police asks anyone with questions to call at 305-888-9711.