ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Elizabethtown Police are telling residents that they are not calling to ask for donations. 

Officer John Thomas tells WDRB that he posted on the department's social media, after they received calls about scammers. 

The complaints were about a person calling local residents claiming to be with the Elizabethtown Police Department and asking for $15 donations.

Officer Thomas warns that you should never make payments or donations over the phone unless you initiate a call to a trusted number.

He says scammers can easily duplicate any phone number that shows up on your caller ID.

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