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State Patrol Phone Scam

A new phone scam has imposters demanding cash to settle a car crash.
GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WFRV) A new phone scam has imposters demanding cash to settle a car crash.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says they've been tipped off to at least two incidents where a man calls and identifies himself as "Sergeant Walker of the State Patrol office in Green Bay."

The fake sergeant asks for $900 to pay for damages caused by the person's child or grandchild. The caller says the money would have to be wired immediately. If not, the other driver would press charges.

"The phone message is a scam, and the State Patrol under no circumstances would contact anyone with such a request for money," says Maj. Brian Rahn, director of the Bureau of Field Operations.

Maj. Rahn says if you receive one of these scam phone calls, contact the State Patrol Northeast Region-Fond du Lac Post immediately. Their number is 920-929-3700.

After investigating the calls, the scam likely originated in Montreal, Canada.
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