Lebanon phone scam asks people to give DNA samples

Eli Walker thought he was answering his dad's phone call, but it was a scammer instead.

LEBANON, Ind. (WTHR) — There's a familiar scam with a twist going around in Lebanon.

Someone is calling people claiming to be Officer James Koontz. But instead of asking you for money, they want people to give a DNA sample at the Boone County Jail.

Lebanon police say that is not something they would ever call and ask you to do.

If you receive a call like this, contact Lebanon police.