DOJ's OCP Receiving Increased Reports of Scam Callers Posing as Law Enforcement

HELENA – Scammers are continuing their attempts to obtain personal information from unsuspecting Montanans over the phone by claiming to be law enforcement officials, Attorney General Austin Knudsen warned today. The fraudsters are disguising their phone number, so on caller ID, it appears the number is coming from a legitimate local number, which is also referred to as "spoofing." Attorney General Knudsen also reminded Montanans that law enforcement and court officials will never ask for payment over the phone or payment in the form of prepaid and/or gift cards.

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