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Scam Uses Nixa Police Department Phone Number

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The City of Nixa is warning residents of a scam.  A scammer is calling residents, claiming to be Nixa police officer, Kelly Smith, and telling them they have to pay up or be arrested, according to a news release from the city.  The phone number that shows up on a person's caller I.D. is the Nixa Police Department number.

But, city officials said there isn’t a police officer in Nixa named Kelly Smith, and Nixa police would never call citizens and threaten them for nonpayment. 

If you receive a call that you believe is a scam, you’re asked to report it to Nixa Police at 417-725-2510.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.