Phone scammers posing as FMPD

The Fort Myers Police Department has received a report that a renewed law enforcement phone scam is being perpetrated on area residents.

FMPD has been told that a scammer calls a phone and claims to be “Jefferey Harvey” of the Fort Myers Police Department and demands $500 in back fines be paid immediately.  The caller even threatens to send a patrol call to the address to collect.

FMPD (nor any other law enforcement agency) does not call or show up at your door to collect fines.

This is a version of the IRS scam and the caller’s name and telephone numbers can quickly change to avoid being identified.

If you receive such a call, please hang up and contact the Fort Myers Police Department at (239) 321-7700 if you have questions.