May 23, 2023

Scammer 'spoofed' Wamego police phone number

Posted May 23, 2023 4:00 PM

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating phone scam in Pottawatomie County.

On Monday evening, a citizen filed a fraud report that included a thief who spoofed the incoming caller ID to the victim using Wamego Police Department's main number (785) 456-9553 and identified himself as a Wamego police officer.

As the Wamego Police department reminded the public, "an officer will never ask for payment over the telephone. If someone calls and claims to be a police officer, ask to meet them at the police department if you are unsure of their identity."