February 26th, 2024

ROBERT PIERCE • Leader & Times


The Hugoton Police Department has had a few reports from citizens who have received calls from people claiming to be police officers.

A post on the HPD Facebook page reminded residents during the course of their official duties, officers and other employees of the department do have reason to contact citizens by phone, but they would never attempt to solicit money or threaten incarceration if someone refuses to pay.

“This isn’t a new scam, and the best course of action is to hang up the phone,” the post said.

HPD advises everyone to never give money, financial information or any other form of payment to scam callers and ask anyone who receives a call from someone claiming to be with the department and has concerns about their authenticity to call the department at 620-544-4959.