Scam Alert: Kettering police warn of people pretending to be officers targeting doctors

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Keeping your blood pressure at optimal levels reduces the risk of damage to your blood vessels, which helps prevent conditions such as stroke, heart attack, coronary artery disease, heart failure and worsening chronic kidney disease.(Dreamstime/TNS)

The Kettering Police Department issued a scam alert on social media, where someone has been calling medical and psychology professionals in the area pretending to be a Kettering police officer.

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KPD said that the scammers reportedly were convincing and threatened the professionals with arrest for failing to show up in court as an expert witness.

The scammer would then offer the option to pay a fine to avoid arrest.

“KPD/courts/FBI/IRS will not call you asking for payment,” Kettering police wrote, “so if you receive a call do NOT provide a method of payment.”

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