FRANKLIN - The Franklin Police Department posted on Facebook Friday, Aug. 11 warning of a recent phone scam in the area. 

The scammers say that they are collecting donations to fund extra patrols at the police department. 

However, the police department said, "We are not seeking donations nor do we ever seek donations to fund patrols."

Police are asking anyone who receives a phone call like this to note the number and report the incident to the department. They also say to "advise the caller you are aware they are not legitimate and hang up."

To contact the Franklin Police Department to report a crime, call 414-425-2522.

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