• Grand Rapids police: That call was not from the chief

    6 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Police Department says phone scammers are pretending to be Chief Eric Payne.
    The department said it has gotten several complaints of scammers impersonating the chief, saying they are calling as part of an investigation but ultimately demanding money. The scammers are even spoofing the department's main line to make the calls look legitimate, but GRPD assures the public they are not.
    “The Grand Rapids Police Department, including Chief Eric Payne, will not contact community members by phone asking for, or demanding, money,” GRPD Sgt. Dan Adams said in...
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