Cheyenne police are warning the public not to fall for an old phone scam that is making the rounds again.

The department in a Facebook post on Tuesday morning said it has received several reports of a resurfacing phone scam in which the caller impersonates Lt. Joel Hickerson.

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"These calls request monetary payment and are not in any way affiliated with the Cheyenne Police Department," the post reads.

Remember, local law enforcement will never call you asking for money over the phone or telling you that you have a warrant and need to provide payment to avoid arrest.

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