MCSO report new phone scam

MIAMI COUNTY — In an automated message, a called who claims to be “David Gray” with the U.S. Treasury Department is actually a scam.

According to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, numerous complaints have been filed within the last several days about the unsolicited phone calls.

According to the press release, the scammer goes on to state that money is owed to the U.S. Treasury Department and that the scammer can assist the target in avoiding criminal charges if some or all of the money is paid. Several different phone numbers are associated with “Gray”. If you receive any such phone calls please hang-up and if the calls persist please call your local law enforcement agency. Many of these types of scams target senior citizens.

Other local enforcement agencies have been field similar complaints in the area as well.