Michigan State Police Calumet Post warning public of scam calls

CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan State Police Calumet Post has been receiving a high volume of reports of telephone calls received by local residents.

Callers are claiming to be a grandchild or relative and say that they are in jail. Police say the initial caller may hand the phone off to a second person claiming to be their attorney.

Either the initial caller or the second person will ask for bond money in order to be released from jail. Many of the calls sound urgent according to police.

Troopers would like to remind the public these calls are not legitimate. Troopers advice to immediately hang up, do not give out personal information and do not re-contact any number provided.