The Northport Police Department is warning citizens about a potential scammer making calls in West Alabama. According to a Facebook post from NPD, a scammer has been calling residents and telling them he is Sargent Richard Weber with the department and that they are a victim of identity theft and that he requires their personal and banking information to investigate the crime. The scammer has even been spoofing the department's phone number, (205) 339-6000.

The Northport Police Department does not employ anyone by the name of Richard Weber, nor does it request anyone's personal information via phone. If you believe you have been targeted by this scammer, please contact the Northport Police Department.