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Scammers search for victims using school district’s phone number

Scammers search for victims using school district’s phone number


S NEW AT 5:00. BRET: YOU THINK YOU MAY BE GETTING A CALL FROM EL RENO PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUT IT TURNS OUT IT IS NOT FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THEMSELVES, BUT IT IS A SCAM.>>WHEN THEY SPOOF OUR ID LIKE THAT, IT CREATES A LOT OF MISTRUST. BRET: MISTRUST AND CONFUSION. WHEN THE DISTRICT SENDS OUT ONE OF THE ROBO CALLS WHEN THERE IS AN EMERGENCY OR SCHOOL CLOSING AND HE WILL SEE THEM ON THE CALLER I.D. YOU’LL HEAR SOMETHING LIKE THIS.>>WE WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER.>>WE THINK ARE FISHING FOR PRIVATE INFORMATION. BRET: SUPERINTENDENT CRAIG MCVAY SAYS THE DISTRICT GOT CALLS FROM SEVERAL PARENTS SAYING THE CALLER WILL HANG UP, OTHER TIMES THE PERSON MAY CLAIM TO BE FROM THE IRS AND WANT PERSONAL INFORMATION. NOW THE DISTRICT IS CONTACTING THE CANADIAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO SEE WHO IS BEHIND THIS AND WHY THIS IS HAPPENING. IN EL RENO, BRET BUGANSKI, KOCO

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