Kettering police warn of scam targeting child identities

On social media, the Kettering Police Department warned residents to watch out for a scam targeting the identities of the victim’s children.

Scam alert -- we had a citizen report they were contacted this week to receive free Child Safety kits. This scam was...

Posted by Kettering Police Department on Friday, March 5, 2021

According to police, a citizen reported being called by someone offering free child safety kits.

When the citizen declined the kit, the caller became aggressive, even questioning whether the citizen cared about their child’s safety.

Police said that this is a scam that they first heard about in 2019, and is aimed at stealing the child’s identity, since parents rarely run credit checks on them.

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