BARTON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a phone scam.
On Thursday, Great Bend residents reported receiving a telephone call from an unknown person who identified themselves as an employee of the Great Bend Police Department, according to a media release.
The caller then advised the citizen to send $7,000 to another subject or criminal charges would be filed. The citizen’s caller ID showed the call coming from the Great Bend Police Department telephone number 620-793-4120.
This call was not made by any member of the Great Bend Police Department. If you receive a call like this, do not send any money and contact local law enforcement to report it.
Anyone with information about the person making these calls is asked to contact the Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120 or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.