CANTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Canton Police is issuing warnings to residents on social media after reports that people have received suspicious phone calls.

According to the department’s Facebook and Twitter pages, residents have received phone calls from people claiming to be Canton Police officers.

In the incidents, the caller threatens to come to the person’s home to collect money if they don’t make a payment immediately.

The callers are using names of real Canton Police officers and caller ID says the number comes from the Canton Police Department.

Canton Police reminds residents that they “obviously” do not collect debts and that residents should hang up immediately if they receive such a call.

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