ISP Warn Of Child Safety Kit Facebook Scam
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, February 27, 2021

FORT WAYNE – Indiana State Police have received a complaint about an ongoing scam solicited on Facebook.

Investigators with the Fort Wayne Post say they have been contacted by a citizen about a scam that offers a child safety kit by clicking on a link provided in a Facebook post.

The citizen says when you click on the link in this post, it asks you to submit personal information to include your name, address and phone number. If you submit that information, the citizen says it will be followed up by a phone call where the scammer requests to set up an in home visit to further the transaction.

The citizen says she received two calls at her home from two very persistent men requesting to come to her home and be allowed to load an app onto her phone as part of their child safety kit service. The citizen says the callers also falsely claimed they work directly with the Indiana State Police.

Investigators say this scam has been apparently going on for some time. It was reported in Louisville, Kentucky back in December 2019. Indiana State Police want to remind everyone that scam artists are pervasive across the internet and all social media platforms. They say always consider any unsolicited internet or social media transaction with a buyer beware mindset. Also never provide personal or financial information to an unknown source; never invite or allow a stranger into your house and don't be intimidated by a scammer's pervasiveness.


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