(WANE) – FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – After receiving a complaint about a phone fraud, the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post has issued a warning. Every year, state police receive several allegations of phone frauds, but this one stands out because it directly references the police. The caller ID on the scammer’s phone read “Indiana State Police Post 22.” The phone number listed also belonged to a Ft. Wayne Post extension. Samantha was the name of the scammer, and she was seeking to sell extra insurance in this case. Scams involving “spoofed” Indiana State Police phone numbers have been reported all around Indiana, with the victim being told their identity has been stolen, among other things.

The easiest way to protect yourself from being scammed over the phone is either to ignore unsolicited calls from unknown callers or just hang up when something doesn’t seem right. You should NEVER provide any information over the phone to an unknown caller regarding your personal identity, social security number, bank account(s), or credit card number(s).

Fortunately, this citizen did not fall victim to this scam, rather he became suspicious and immediately reported the incident to law enforcement. The Indiana State Police remind everyone that these types of phone scammers are pervasive and technically savvy, as was the case here. Scammers will often play on your emotions and fears to get to your money.

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