Scammer threatens Logan police officer with arrest

A LOGAN police officer was sent a scam voice mail with the threat of an arrest warrant from a Victorian phone number on Thursday.

Senior Constable Jenny Wallis said the officer missed the phone call while busy on the job.

"Later the officer has played back the message that was left on her phone and surprised that a computer-generated message had made threats to ‘arrest’ her if she failed to call back," she said.

"This appears to be a computer-generated scam system where the suspects have set a computer up to call random numbers and leave a message with the threat of ‘arrest’.

"Police would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that phone scammers are still operating and will continue to operate and evolve in the attempt to gain money from people."

Anyone who receives a suspicious phone call is advised to never agree to pay anyone over the phone and to not answer calls from unknown numbers.

To keep up to date with current scams or to report a scam, visit Scamwatch online.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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