Beware of Phone Scams
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 21, 2017
Several phone scams involving law enforcement and local government have been circulating around the state.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol was recently informed by the Casper Police Department of a phone solicitation campaign going on throughout Wyoming. A person has been calling representing the organization Dogs for Law Enforcement, or DLE, asking for money. The money is supposed to go to retired injured working dogs to help with medical costs.
However, the Casper Police Department and the Wyoming Highway Patrol are not aware of any Wyoming Law Enforcement agencies K9’s who have received any money from DLE. These agencies say they are not involved with this solicitation.
In Cody, several people this month reported that they received phone calls saying their utilities were going to be shut off unless they paid money to the caller. Representatives from the City say that they will never call customers about utility shutoffs; instead, customers would be notified via a letter in the mail.
Residents are urged to be vigilant regarding these scams and report any suspicious activity to Law Enforcement.