• Police: Scammer posing as Redmond police officer, targeting users on dating websites

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Redmond police are investigating several reports of someone posing as Redmond police officer and convincing people to send money.

    Investigators said the scam is targeting users on popular dating websites and employs aggressive threats to convince the victims to send money.

    Police said they have received three reports from people who have been targeted. 

    "This scheme is particularly believable as the thief is identifying themselves by the name of an actual Redmond police officer," police said. 

    According to police, the victims are given a Redmond phone number to call. 

    The alleged imposter even set up a voicemail in which they give the name of a Redmond Police Department lieutenant.

    "There are numerous variants of this fraud currently circulating. Some include thieves posing as Department of Homeland Security, the IRS, immigration officials and state and local law enforcement," police said.

    Anyone who feels that they may have been targeted is asked to call the Redmond Police Department nonemergency line at 425-556-2500.


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