In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the Laramie Police Department is warning people of a phone scam that is using the Department's phone number.

"We are receiving reports of a Social Security Number scam that is using our Dispatch number of 721-2526. We WILL NOT call you for issues concerning your Social Security Number, and the Social Security Administration will not "suspend" your Social Security Number or notify you of a warrant over the phone.

The information we have is that the caller says that "Officer Johnson and Officer Morris" will be coming to arrest you.
These callers are trying to defraud you of your money. Do Not purchase any type of prepaid money cards, send money, or provide the caller with any personal information about yourself.

Please call your relatives and pass this information around to those who may not use social media. They could be at risk of losing a lot of money with this cowardly tactic.

Neither the Social Security Administration nor the Laramie Police Department contacts individuals via phone about Social Security issues."

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