The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has recently received numerous telephone calls from multiple Oklahoma citizens stating they received a call from a number identified as the OSBI’s main telephone number: 405-848-6724.
Osbi logoAccording to OSBI spokesperson, Jessica Brown, on three occasions, victims reported the caller solicited money. At least one victim stated the caller had a foreign accent advised a warrant for tax fraud had been filed against them.
She said the caller asked to settle the warrant by accepting payment over the phone. Another person received a “system” type message popup on their iPhone which said the federal government had knowledge they had child pornography and they must pay a $600 fine.
Brown stressed the OSBI does not collect money via telephone or email, nor does the Bureau settle warrants over the phone by accepting payment.
Anyone who receives a similar or suspicious call, is urged to call the OSBI at 405-848-6724 or their local law enforcement.