Ozark Phone Scam 1/31

Ozark Police are warning folks about a con that's being carried out over the telephone.

Deputy Police Chief Eddie Henderson says a man is calling people and claiming he's from an agency called the “government grant association”.

The caller tells the person “they've qualified for a free, five thousand dollar grant and all the person has to do is provide their bank account number and their mother's maiden name. Then the money is automatically deposited”.

At least one person has already been duped by the scheme.

The Ozark Police want to remind everyone to never give your personal information over the phone.