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Bay Village Police Department warning residents of scam calls asking for donations

The scam involves a person calling residents pretending to be with the Bay Village Police Department and asking for donations.

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a previously published, unrelated story. 

The Bay Village Police Department is warning community members of a current scam after a female resident lost $25.

Early Tuesday morning, the female Bay Village resident reported she received a phone call from someone pretending to be a part of the Bay Village Police Department. During the phone call, the male suspect claimed that he was collecting money for BVPD.

After the victim donated $25, she believed it could be a scam which led to her reaching out to the police station.

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In a Facebook post, BVPD noted that they would never solicit donations over the phone.

“Never give out your personal or banking information over the phone or internet unless you are 100% satisfied that the recipient is legitimate," officials say. 

BVPD encourages those who believe a scam has happened to reach out to them.

Residents are being encouraged to spread the word that this scam is happening across Bay Village.

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