Kosciusko County Sheriff's Dept. Warns Of Telephone Scam

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Kosciusko County Sheriff's Dept. Warns Of Telephone Scam

August 23, 2013 Updated Aug 22, 2013 at 5:03 PM EDT

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department detectives are warning citizens of yet another local telephone scam.

Officers have recently received reported incidents of local citizens being contacted allegedly by a representative from the "District Attorney’s Office in Indianapolis" via telephone. The caller apparently states that he has personal information about the victim and then proceeds to inform the victim that there is a large amount of money that they currently owe. They are also advised that they need to pay a portion of it immediately or risk being arrested within a short time period if they do not comply.

K.C.S.D. Detectives urge citizens to be very protective of their personal information and should note that the callers on this scam have been noted as using the area code 786 on caller I.D. information.

If contacted, officers are advising the public to simply advise the caller that you are not interested and that you will be contacting your local law enforcement agency, and then proceed to disconnect the phone caller. Currently, detectives are unaware of any local citizens that have proceeded to actually send funds to the alleged scam artist.

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