BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A recent scam circulating the Baton Rouge area involves fraudsters posing as officers over the phone.

An online post from Capital Region Crime Stoppers said the Baton Rouge Police Department is aware of a phone scam where someone claiming to be an officer asks victims to send money to stop the issuance of an arrest warrant.

Suspects are allegedly using BRPD phone numbers and officers’ names in the scam. The police department is investigating these calls.

Anyone with information is urged to call BRPD at 225-389-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.