MUPD says it has received several complaints about the scam
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"You're just seeing a greater sophistication of the scam artist," Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in an interview.
Hundreds of people in Missouri and the U.S. have been targeted recently by these scam calls, which are known as "grandparent scams."
On Tuesday, an MU student's email account was compromised by a phishing scam. This resulted in a hail storm of emails to MU accounts with the subject line "Fall Internships."
While billionaires fund a PR push for the tax law, most ordinary workers report seeing no increase in their take-home pay.
The scammer asked citizens to provide payment information to resolve warrants.
According to the Boone County Sheriff's Department, residents have reported receiving calls from criminals posing as government officials. The scammers tell residents there is a warrant for their arrest for failing to report to jury duty. If you get this type of phone call, you are probably being scammed.