BY MELANIE BUCK –
Mena Police Chief Brandon Martin wants to alert the public about a phone scam that is currently being circulated using his name. Chief Martin said the department has received several reports of a phone number with a 501 area code calling people locally and soliciting donations. The caller is using Chief Martin’s name to try to sound official and imply an endorsement.
The Mena Police Department would like to make it clear that it has not authorized anyone to use the department’s name or Chief Martin’s name to solicit donations for any cause or reason.
If you receive a call like this, they do not have permission to use the department’s name, Chief Martin’s name, or to claim any affiliation with the Mena Police Department. Citizens are urged to disregard the phone calls.