WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department is warning residents of a new scam that claims to be soliciting money for the police department.

According to WPD Capt. Kevin Flynn, a Worthington resident reported that she was contacted by someone claiming to be with the United Partners Outreach. The call came from the phone number (218) 683-6103.

Flynn said whoever is calling from that number is not from the police department and that the department does no such fundraising.

Other news sites across the country have reported similar scams tailored to their respective areas.