Idaho State Police Warn of a Continuing Phone Scam
MERIDIAN, Idaho (KLIX) - Scammers are once again targeting people in Idaho claiming that the Idaho State Police are collecting money for phony arrest warrants.
The Idaho State Police has again been receiving reports of someone claiming to work for the Idaho State Police. As with the earlier scam phone calls, the scammer is telling the person that answers that they have an arrest warrant and that the person needs to pay money to clear the warrant or face arrest.
Scammers appear to be targeting kids in the junior high age range with their latest scam.
Idaho State Police reminds the public that they will not call anybody on the telephone to inform them that a warrant has been issued for their arrest. Additionally, ISP does not collect money or financial information over the phone for any reason.
If you want to report that you have been a victim and have sent money or provided financial information, please call the Idaho State Police at (208) 846-7550. You can fill out a complaint form to help law enforcement track these types of scams at the Federal Trade Commission's website at ftccomplaintassistant.gov.