Police warn of phone scam making the rounds

Sweepstakes and phone fraud. (WDTN Photo)
(WDTN Photo)

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Huber Heights Police are letting people know about a phone scam people are telling them about.

Miami County residents have also received these calls, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say they’ve received hundreds of calls in the last couple weeks about a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the U.S. Department of Treasury. The caller also makes claims to be “Official Police” and demands people forward payments or gift cards to various accounts and locations. The caller claims that money is owed to the U.S. Treasury and they can help you avoid criminal charges if some or all of the money is paid immediately.

The Huber Heights Police say this is an obvious scam and advise people not to comply.

Police say they are aware of the scam and tell people they do not need to call the Police to report the calls unless you are a victim.

They say the best thing to do is hang up and do not comply with the demands of the caller. They say the caller is a male and has used the name David Gregg or Gray.

 

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