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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Telephone Fraud ALERT



Someone has been calling the good people of Marshalltown and representing himself as our own Captain Brian Batterson. THIS IS A SCAM! The person might also use the name of Scott Johnson. Again...THIS IS A SCAM!

The perpetrator has been calling from a 319 area code. That’s not us! The perpetrator has been leaving voicemail messages and asking for a call back to the bogus number. The perpetrator might use Captain Batterson’s name and title. We can promise everyone this is not Captain Batterson calling! We have Captain Batterson safely isolated away in his COVID-19 bunker. He is not calling people from a 319 area code.

As with all scams, be cautious with unsolicited phone calls, emails, etc. If you receive a call from someone identifying themselves as a Marshalltown police officer or employee, and you are uncertain if this is true, call us at 641.754.5725 to confirm.

Don’t fall for the "Hey, I am Captain Brian Batterson" scam of the day! Be safe everyone and wash your hands!

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