Kanawha Commission, Frontier work to curb scam
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Commission is working with Frontier Communications to unravel a telephone fraud scheme.
A Putnam County resident contacted the Kanawha County Commission office on Thursday to notify officials of the scam.
The resident reported receiving two phone calls from a number registered to the commission, according to a press release from County Manger Jennifer Sayre.
The county-registered number was 304-357-0101, according to the release.
The resident said the caller attempted to obtain credit card and Internal Revenue Service information.
The commission immediately notified Frontier Communications to see if the county-registered number had been compromised, according to the press release.
"If you receive a call from 304-357-0101 and they are requesting information regarding your finances, credit cards or IRS information, please hang up," Commission President Kent Carper said. "This is a scam and not the Kanawha County Commission."