LEWISTON – The Lewiston Police Department issued a warning Tuesday alerting members of the community of a phone scam recently taking place in the area.

If you do receive a similar phone call, please call your local law enforcement agency to report.

The Lewiston Police have received several complaints from the public regarding a male subject calling and claiming to be an officer with the Lewiston Police Department. He is using the name of Officer or Detective Joseph Philabond. He will claim you have missed court and/or a subpoena and have an arrest warrant issues. The male will then try to elicit credit card or other personal information from you. This is FRAUDULENT. Please, if you receive a similar call, DO NOT provide any financial and/or personal information. The LPD has received similar reports taking place throughout the area.

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