The Anchorage Police Department has received information that scammers, who identify themselves as Anchorage Police Officers, are calling citizens and claiming the citizens have a warrant and need to pay money. The names the scammers are providing are names of real APD officers.
While an officer may call you regarding a warrant, and advise you to turn yourself in, they will NEVER suggest that you can pay money to make the warrant go away. The only way a warrant is taken care of is by going through the court system.
If you receive a call like this, you may make a report online with the Anchorage Police Department at www.muni.org/police.