SCAM ALERT: Caller claiming to be with Pueblo Police Department

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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Pueblo police are warning the public to be on alert for a convincing scam currently making the rounds.

Several people have reported receiving a call from an "Officer Brian Ward" claiming to be with the Pueblo Police Department. In each call, "Ward" tells the person on the other end that there is a warrant out for their arrest and gives the following instructions:

- Purchase a Visa gift card
- Take a photo of the receipt
- Send "Ward " a photo of the receipt and the last eight digits on the Visa card
- Meet "Ward" at the police station

Sometimes the caller will go by a different name but still identifies himself as with the Pueblo Police Department.

Police say this call is a scam. If you receive a similar call, do not follow the instructions the scammer gives. Hang up and notify police.