BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana State Police Bloomington Post received several complaints Thursday from local citizens reporting a phone scam. ISP receives numerous reports of phone scams each year, but this particular scam has drawn specific attention to the area.

Allegedly, the scammer would then asked the citizen to go to a local store and obtain a prepaid credit card or gift card; money that would then be used to assist the scammer to clear up this alleged identity theft.

The scammer, according to a news release, called local citizens with the Caller ID showing “Indiana State Police” with the “812-332-4411” phone number. The scammer identified himself as an Indiana State Police officer and commenced to tell the citizen that he was the victim of ID theft.

Fortunately, this citizen did not fall victim to this scam. Rather, they became suspicious and immediately reported the incident to law enforcement.

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