Scammers are reportedly targeting folks in St. Lawrence County.
According to what Ogdensburg City Police told the Watertown Daily Times, a male caller has been calling residents claiming to be the attorney for a relative who was recently arrested. The man then asks for help in making bail for the fake relative by requesting bank account information.
In one reported incident, a woman was called twice, with one caller telling her a relative was in an accident and charged with DWI. Other residents have also experienced similar phone calls.
Officers advise everyone to hang up if they receive a call and to never give out bank account information over the phone.