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Parents of two University of Delaware students received phone calls saying that their child had been arrested in the early morning hours of Friday night.

The caller told the parents that money needed to be sent immediately for their child, but University of Delaware Police are speaking out, saying the call was a complete scam.

The department wants the community to be aware that no law enforcement will ever call and demand money over the phone; in any matter, fines are collected by the courts, not police.

If you receive a similar scam call, you are encouraged to contact UD police immediately.

Rachel joined the WDEL News team after recently graduating from Penn State with degrees in broadcast journalism and criminology. 

  Rachel has a passion for storytelling, photography and videography, and an endless curiosity that has led her to various states and countries over the last few years.  She’s also looking for suggestions on Delaware’s best iced coffee.

  Rachel is a native of Delaware County, PA.