Escanaba Public Safety warns of phone scam

ESCANABA – The Escanaba Department of Public Safety is warning area residents to be aware of a recently discovered telephone scam of someone posing as an officer with the “Escanaba Police Department.”

The caller requests a credit card to make a donation to help support the wounded officers and families of officers killed in the line of duty, according to a news release from Escanaba Public Safety. The calls have originated in Nevada and have been generated from telephone number (702) 978-6925.

Escanaba Public Safety emphasizes there is not, nor ever has been, any such solicitation by the department for such funding.