HORNELL, N.Y. (WENY) - The Hornell Police Department recently received a complaint from a local business that they were scammed out of TWO thousand dollars.

An unknown person claiming to be a Hornell Police officer called the business from the Hornell Police Department's number.

The scammer claimed that payments received from the business were found to have fake money. The business then sent the scammer $2,000 dollars to solve the issue.

Hornell Police are asking residents to be alert for these types of scams.

If you get similar calls, please contact your local police department.