Lewiston Police Department

LEWISTON — Lewiston Police would like to warn members of the community of a phone scam currently taking place. LPD has received several complaints from the public regarding a male subject calling and claiming to be a Lewiston Police Officer. 

He is using the name of Officer or Directive Joseph Phillabond. He will claim you have missed court and/or a subpoena and have an arrest warrant issued. The make will then try to elicit credit card or other personal information from you. 

This is fraudulent, LPD urges everyone if they receive a similar call not to provide any financial and/or personal information. They have received similar reports taking place throughout the area. 

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