Scammers are spoofing the police department phone number

Pineville  Police Department- SCAM ALERT….We have received reports that scammers are spoofing the police department phone number and trying to get citizens to make court payments with debit cards. The Pineville Police Department DOES NOT collect fine payments. Fine payments are made in person at Pineville City Court. On several occasions the scammer has identified himself as Officer Christopher Simmons