Midland Police sending out a warning after recent scam

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The Midland Police Department is sending out a warning, watch out for the latest scam.

The Department has been getting reports of senior citizens being called by people pretending to be lawyers or lottery agents telling them they've won money in an overseas lottery.

The scammers tell the victims they need to wire money to overseas accounts to cover taxes and handling fees, and a check for the winnings will be sent to them.

Of course that money never comes.

Police say never give out your financial information over the phone.