Hannibal Police are warning of a possible phone scam in the area.

According to the Hannibal Police Department, a caller is reaching out to unsuspecting victims pretending to be a Hannibal Police detective. The caller then requests credit card information (which the real Hannibal Police stress they never do).

Police advise that if you are in doubt about the authenticity of a law enforcement call, please take down the name of the caller and call the police department at 573-221-0987.