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University of Montana police issue phone scam warning

Posted at 3:58 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 17:58:45-05

MISSOULA – A phone scam is being reported at the University of Montana.

The University of Montana Police Department reports they have received multiple reports of a phone scam where the call appeared to come from their main phone number (243-6131).

The caller claimed to have an arrest warrant and required a credit card number to pay a fine.

UMPD noted in a message sent out Wednesday that they do not make notifications in this manner and would never ask for a credit card or other personal information over the phone.

Anyone who receives such a phone call is asked to contact UMPD at (406) 243-6131.