LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Laurel police warned neighbors about a phone scam involving the dating website OkCupid.
Police said the victims believe they are messaging with adult women on the website. When they receive a phone call from someone claiming to be the father of the woman they were talking to, they were told they were messaging a juvenile. The scammer asked the victims for money to avoid child-related sex crime charges.
Laurel police said that the scammer’s call shows a Laurel Police Department caller ID.
If you have questions about this scam or have more information, call the Laurel Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (601)-428-STOP.