Almost as normal as the holiday season itself, are now the scams that become more prevalent as the holidays approach.

Almost as normal as the holiday season itself are now the scams the become more prevalent as the holidays approach. One of those scams is hitting closer to home for Capt. Brian Dedrick of the North Little Rock Police Department (NLRPD).

“Especially when it gets close to Christmas, we always see a lot of crimes rise,” Dedrick said. “The last two days we have received the phone calls, and that’s just from the people who knew something wasn’t right.”

This scam stands out from the rest – it’s using someone from the department as bait.

“Yes, my name is Lt. Clint O’Kelly with the North Little Rock Police Department,” recorded audio from the scam call said. “I’m calling to speak with you about some confidential documents that do require your immediate attention.”

That seems like a real call from an actual officer. The only issue?

“A lot of people don’t know any different,” Dedrick said. “Soon as I hear the voice message, I know it’s not his voice, and so I can tell immediately. A lot of…

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