News December 5, 2018

Scam Reported

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has recently been notified of a phone call scam circulating the state. Scammers are contacting the residents stating a relative has been in a motor vehicle crash and arrested for driving while under the influence. The scammers go on that the relative needs cash for bail and attorney fees. The patrol says phone numbers the callers are calling from are being replicated to look like they are coming from a legitimate law enforcement office in Dubois, other parts of Wyoming, or surrounding states. The patrol does not, and will not request any payment over the phone. Anyone who may have received questionable phone calls soliciting funds are encouraged to report the call to their local law enforcement or government agency.