T.F. Police Warn of Telephone Scam Targeting Community Residents
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – If you receive a call from someone claiming to be a lawyer who says that one of your family members is in jail and needs money, don’t believe it. Chances are it’s a scam.
The Twin Falls Police Department says that as of 11 a.m. Thursday, it has received four reports from individuals in the community saying they’ve received such calls.
According to the reports, the caller identifies himself as a lawyer and says that a family member is in jail and needs money wired to the attorney for bail. Police remind residents, however, to never send money to people you don’t know.
The police department offers this advice:
"If you receive a phone call advising a family member is in jail, ask for the jurisdiction of the jail and tell the person you will call the jail to confirm the information,” Lt. Terry Thueson said in a prepared statement. “Do not provide any private or financial information to the caller."
If you receive a suspicious call, you can report it by calling police at 208-735-4200.