TROY, Ala (WDHN) — Troy University Police are warning the families of university students of a scam where someone is claiming to be an officer wanting money.

According to the Troy University Police Department, an unknown subject claiming to be a TUPD Officer calls citizens in the Troy area, claiming that a family member or university student has been arrested and they need money via a mobile cash exchange app to release the student on bond.

TUPD Officers want to remind citizens that their department would not engage in this type of bond, and it is highly unlikely any law enforcement agency would request funds via a mobile cash exchange app.

If you are contacted by anyone claiming to be a TUPD officer and requesting money, do not transfer any funds and immediately notify Troy Univeristy police or your local police department. If you have already been contacted in this type of incident and have lost money, please contact your local law enforcement agency and file a police report.

Troy University Police Department Chief George A. Beaudry Sr.

If you receive one of these calls, you are encouraged to call the Troy University Police Department at (334) 670-3215