Scammers impersonate KBI agents in Kansas

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) says some people are in danger of being duped by fake agents this March.

The KBI issued a warning on social media Thursday letting people know the law enforcement organization is being impersonated by scammers. This scheme involves scammers pretending to be KBI agents who are using lies to steal money from their victims.

“In these calls the scammer is identifying themselves as detectives or agents with the KBI, or from the offender registry. They are seeking payment to close a criminal case.”

KBI social media statement excerpt

To avoid getting scammed, the KBI encourages Kansans to use the following tips:

  • You will not receive an unexpected call from the KBI making a request for your social security number, credit card information, date of birth or other personal information.

  • Never give personal information or transfer funds over the phone unless you initiated the call to a known agency or service.

  • If the caller is urgent or is acting suspicious, hang up. Look at the published number for the agency or service and call to verify whether the call was legitimate.

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You can report scams to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office by filing a complaint. More information on this can be found by clicking here.

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