Lafayette, Indiana – The Indiana State Police Lafayette Post is alerting the public about a prevalent phone scam.
Residents have reported calls claiming to represent charities for the families of fallen police officers and state troopers. These scammers, skilled in persuasion and technology, aim to extract personal information and money. Authorities urge caution against unsolicited calls from unknown numbers, advising to hang up if the call seems suspicious.
Victims of such scams should immediately contact local law enforcement and their banks to prevent financial losses. The public is reminded never to disclose sensitive information like social security and bank numbers over the phone. Awareness and open family discussions about these scams are vital for prevention in this increasingly common issue.