Idaho State Police are issuing a warning after receiving multiple reports from various parts of the state of people receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be from ISP.
The number that appears on caller ID will show up as an accurate ISP phone number, but is being deliberately falsified by the caller to disguise their identity.
The scammer appears to be targeting mainly students and professors along with foreign nationals, and is telling the person they have an arrest warrant requiring they pay a fine or face arrest and/or deportation.
The Idaho State Police wants to remind the public they will never call anyone on the phone to inform them a warrant has been issued for their arrest. Additionally, ISP does not collect money or any financial information over the phone for any reason.