Police Warn Of Coronavirus-Related Scam

The Fostoria Police Division says the “most despicable people” are trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to take advantage of people.

Police say residents have received calls from people claiming they represent companies like American Electric Power and others who say they can help you with your bill during this trying time.

The police department says if you didn’t request assistance, then it’s a scam and to hang up and report them.

Police point out that the called ID may actually show a reputable name.

Police remind people to never give out personal information unless you are positive about who you are speaking with.