Local police sending alert about scam involving fake arrest

    Burton Police with a warning about a new, but old scam. (Photo from MGN Online)

    BURTON, Mich - The Burton Police Department is warning residents about a scam.

    Burton Police posted the details of the scam on it's Facebook page: "Scam ALERT ?? A "law firm” or "police officer" calls & advised they have a family member under arrest for a crime. They ask you to send cash for bond as he needs to bond out. The amount varies from scam to scam. You can verify most calls by going to Google and checking the phone number or call you local police department to confirm your loved one is in custody in another jurisdiction."

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