New Scam Mimics Highway Patrol
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 5, 2018
The Wyoming Highway Patrol has recently been notified of a new phone call scam circulating throughout the state.
Scammers are contacting individuals, telling them that a relative has been in a motor vehicle crash and arrested for driving while under the influence, and saying the relative needs cash for bail and attorney fees. The phone number the callers are calling from looks like it is coming from a legitimate law enforcement office in Dubois, Wyoming, other parts of Wyoming, and surrounding states.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that they have not, and will not, request any payment over the phone. They encourage anyone who may have received questionable phone calls soliciting funds to contact your local law enforcement or government agency to verify the information you may have received.