The Rock Springs Police Department has received reports of a new scam circulating in the area.
In this scam, the caller claims to be from the State of Wyoming and offers grant money to people who are from Wyoming with good credit. The caller attempts to solicit private information about the victim in what is most likely an attempt to gain credit with the information.
So far no one has reported giving the caller any personal information but the Rock Springs Police Department is spreading the word about the scam to prevent people from falling victim to identity theft or financial loss.
If you receive such a call, the best course of action is to hang up the phone. If there is any question as to the legitimacy of the call, don’t provide any personal information, get the caller’s name and phone number, and directly contact the institution that is reportedly calling you.
You can also contact the Rock Springs Police Department with questions or concerns.