SCAM WARNING ---
The Franklin Police Department has been made aware of several incidents of an unknown suspect contacting citizens by phone and identifying himself as an officer of the Franklin Police Department. The individual has “spoofed” his caller ID to make the call show as if it were coming from our office however, he will leave a cell phone number to be contacted at.
An investigation has been implemented and we are working in conjunction with the Virginia Fusion Center to determine the true identity of the caller.
Should you receive a phone call or message from anyone presenting themselves as a member of the Franklin Police Department, and you have reason to question its authenticity, please feel free to contact our office directly on our non-emergency number at 757-562-8575 to ensure the validity of the call.