The Iowa State Patrol received reports today from citizens that scammers were posing to be employees of the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The callers would claim that they were investigating a lawsuit and were Special Agents with the DCI.
If you receive a phone call similar to one mentioned above, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office Hotline at (515) 281-5926 or (888) 777-4590.
Listed below are some helpful tips to prevent being targeted calls. by fraudulent
- If you get a call from someone who claims they are collecting money on behalf of the DPS—even if a caller ID device shows the DPS—hang up.
- The DPS does not demand immediate payment via prepaid debit cards.
- Do not provide or confirm personal information or financial information to anyone who calls.