Police Department

Telephone Scam Alert

For immediate release: 04-01-16

The Independence Police Deprartment has just been made aware of a potential scam involving the use of a city phone number (816) 325-7728. When you answer this phone call there is a voice recording that says that the Independence Police and Fire Departments are encouraging people to sign up for their home security system. This is false. The police and fire departments do not endorse any security systems or call people for this purpose. The number that shows up on the caller ID (816) 325-7728, is actually a city Water Pollution Control number. That means that there is phone spoofing involved in this scam. This is a telephone call that is made to look like it came from another number. Please do not follow any of the instructions on this recording. Stay safe.