Eau Claire police warn public about phone scam

Police: Confirm legitimacy of calls

The Eau Claire Communications Center received phone calls Friday afternoon from local residents concerned about a possible phone scam.

 The caller(s) accused the citizen of owing taxes and payment that needed to be made or a warrant would be issued. The caller ID number showed up as “715-839-4972 Local Police.” Eau Claire Police are investigating the illegal use of a non-emergency number.

 The Eau Claire police want to reassure citizens that the Eau Claire Communications Center does not call citizen to discuss or collect taxes. Police recommend that if citizens question the legitimacy of a call, they should request to call the individual or company back once they have confirmed the authenticity of the call.

 For more information, contact the Eau Claire Police Department at (715) 839-4977.