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ISP warns of scam calls using their identity

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WPTA21) - An Indiana State Police post says it received several complaints on Wednesday regarding a scam in which the caller falsely identifies himself as a trooper.

According to the agency:

The scammer called local citizens with the Caller ID showing “Indiana State Police” with the “812-332-4411” phone number. The scammer identified himself as an Indiana State Police officer and commenced to tell the citizen that he was the victim of ID theft. The scammer then asked the citizen to go to a local store and obtain a prepaid credit card or gift card; money that would then be used to assist the scammer to clear up this alleged identity theft.

ISP said would-be victims that contacted them caught on to the scam and did not lose any money.

They advise the public to  ignore unsolicited calls from unknown callers or just hang up when something doesn’t seem right, and to never provide sensitive information (bank account, credit card or Social Security numbers) to an unconfirmed caller.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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