Scam Phone Call

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MBG-2021-04-0251

On April 8th, 2021, at approximately 4:15 pm, the victim contacted the police department reporting they had received a phone call advising a rental vehicle was found in Colorado with drugs inside it. The caller advised the rental agreement came back to the victim with their social security number. The victim was asked to verify the last four digits of their social security number. The victim advised the caller further stated an investigation was being conducted by the Officer of Inspector General in Colorado. The victim hung up the phone and contacted the police department. The victim resides in the 100 block of South Walnut Street.

This is a common scam. If the victim had stayed on the phone longer there would most likely have been a request for money. This money would have most likely been requested to be put on gift cards. Anyone receiving such a phone call, especially knowing they did not rent a vehicle, should consider it a scam and hung up.