KU Police want to warn families of a phone scam that is targeting family members of University of Kansas students.
The Lawrence Police Department issued a warning Friday about a scam in which a caller asks potential victims to download a computer program, then hacks their bank accounts.
Some area residents have recently been scammed out of $1,000 worth of gift cards by callers pretending to be current or retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Lawrence’s electric utility provider is reporting a surge in phone scams using false information to gather credit card information from customers.
Douglas County residents are reporting the resurgence of a telephone scam where callers posing as law enforcement officers attempt to use fraudulent charges and threats of arrest to take money from victims.
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