KSO receives reports of phone scam

March 21, 2021 | Police

NEWKIRK — The Kay County Sheriff’s Department received reports of a phone scam on Saturday.

According to the radio logs, at 9:54 a.m. two residents reported receiving calls from 580-203-5202, a Fort Townson number. The caller claimed to be named Sgt. Cann and was asking form information on sex offenders.

At 11:38 a.m. a third subject reported receiving a call from 580-485-6747. The caller said his name was Sgt. Johnson and he was requesting DNA samples from sex offenders. At 3:26 p.m. another caller reported receiving a call from 580-203-5202 and again the caller claimed to be Sgt. Johnson who was collecting DNA for offender registration.

All of the calls are deemed as scams. Residents are reminded to never give out personal information to strangers over the phone.

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