IDPS: Scam impersonates law enforcement
DES MOINES, Iowa —
The Iowa Department of Public Safety is warning Iowans of a scam this week that impersonates state law enforcement.
According to a press release issued by the department Thursday, the Iowa State Patrol has received complaints of scammers who pose as special agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
The callers claim to be investigating a lawsuit and demand payment.
Victims of this scam are asked call local law enforcement and the Iowa Attorney General's Office hotline at (515) 281-5926 or (888) 777-4590.