Once again, Shawnee police are warning area residents to be mindful there are those trying to take advantage of others through various scams.
Shawnee Police Cpl. Vivian Lozano-Stafford said there are numerous scams out there, from callers claiming to be from Social Security or the IRS, to text phishing scams.
Especially prevalent this time of year are IRS scams, she said, with callers claiming someone needs to pay funds to avoid arrest or some other concerns. The officer reminds everyone that the IRS will not call; they will send something through the mail if it is legitimate.
Another scam they've received are different reports of text messages claiming to be from a credit card company.
These type of fraud cases are investigated by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, she said, but any scams can be reported to Shawnee police for a information report.