Wisconsin State Patrol warns of phone scam

Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013 --- 9:27 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- If someone calls claiming to be a Wisconsin state patrol sergeant looking for money to repair a vehicle after a crash, don't believe them.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is warning of a phone scam in which a caller identifies himself as a sergeant from the State Patrol Green Bay office and asks for money to resolve a car crash involving a relative of the person called.

The fake sergeant asks for $900 to pay for damages caused by the person's child or grandchild in a crash. The fake sergeant claims in the call that the money needs to be wired immediately so it can be used to fix damages so the other driver doesn't press charges.

The State Patrol says the calls appear to originate from Montreal, Canada.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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