Rapid City Police Officers receive reports of a phone scam - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City Police Officers receive reports of a phone scam


By Barrett Phillips

Reports of bogus surveys are popping up in Rapid City.

According to the Rapid City Police Department's Facebook page, officers have received several reports about a possible phone scam in and around the Rapid City area.

According to the reports, the caller claims to be representing the city of Rapid City, and asks to survey residents about fire safety.

The caller tries to hook the resident by telling them they will be eligible to win a prize.

According to the Facebook post, the city is not conducting any phone surveys about fire safety and police are warning residents not to give out personal information over the phone.

Police recommend this website to learn how to protect yourself: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams 

The Rapid City Fire Department has also confirmed on Facebook that they are not conducting any surveys.

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Rapid City, SD 57701

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Fax: 605.342.7305

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