The Sun Prairie Police Department has received information of several people being contacted by someone impersonating a Sun Prairie officer in order to carry out a phone scam to receive payment from the victim due to missing court.

"This is similar to a previous scam in February," said Sun Prairie Police Lt. Ryan Cox, who said the caller is also spoofing the non-emergency phone number of 608-837-7336. Spoofing occurs when a scammer is able to show a number that the scammer is not calling from -- many times to get the victim's confidence.

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