CLENDENIN, WV (WOWK)—Clendenin Police are warning citizens about a phone scam reported in the area.
Local businesses reported receiving phone calls from a man who identified himself as “Joe Booker” and claimed to be from a police department.
“Booker” then asked the businesses to donate funds to help with “Shop with a Cop” for local police departments. According to a Facebook post from Clendenin Police, some businesses described the caller as sounding “hostile” on the phone.
The phone number associated with this scam is believed to be 304-964-0945
Anyone who has received a phone call from “Booker” or has information about these phone calls is encouraged to call the Clendenin Police Department at (304) 548-4192 or contact Metro 911 Communications at (304) 348-8111.