CHILLICOTHE, MO – A possible phone scam has been reported to Chillicothe police.

The department says citizens are complaining of phone calls from respondents pretending to be family members recently taken to jail.  Subsequent callers will then pretend to be law enforcement officers who ask for money to bail the supposed family member out of jail.

Chillicothe police advise residents not to provide any names of family members, and to check the validity of the claim by contacting law enforcement or consulting court records