(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department say a conman is calling local residents claiming to be with the city finance department. Sergeant Erik Smedema says a local citizen received a phone call last week and the number on caller-ID was from the city. The potential victim, however, quickly grew suspicious. He says the caller never provided the correct information and the citizen later learned that the number was ‘spoofed’ to make it look like it was coming from the city. Smedema says police have noticed an uptick in these types of scams over the past year. People are encouraged to contact the police department if they receive a suspicious phone call.