State Police warn of current telephone scam

Published 10:55 am Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Scammers are fraudulently using the authority of Louisiana State Police in an effort to obtain information and money from victims.

Impersonators are reportedly using a caller id that gives the appearance of originating from a phone number belonging to Louisiana State Police. Complainants have stated that the caller is pretending to be law enforcement and attempts to get personal information and money over the phone.

Troopers stress that citizens should never give unsolicited callers any personal information. Louisiana State Police would never ask for any type of payment or monetary donation over the phone.

Citizens wishing to report suspected fraudulent calls can contact the Louisiana State Analytical and Fusion Center (LA-SAFE) at 225-925-4192. The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting the LA-SAFE website at http://la-safe.org/ and clicking the “report suspicious activity” link.