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The Carrollton Police Department is informing residents of a new phone scam attempting to take personnel information and money from its targets.

Officer Ethan Perkinson says the culprits tell the potential victim they are raising money for the Carrollton D.A.R.E. Drug Prevention program. Officer Perkinson adds that the Carrollton area does not have a D.A.R.E. program and the Carrollton Police Department does not engage in phone call fundraising.

If you receive this type of call, do not give any information. Hang up and contact the Carrollton Police Department immediately at 660-542-3128. If you have caller ID take note of the number to pass on to the authorities.