State police: Beware of child safety Facebook scam

Indiana State Police are warning about scammers claiming to be affiliated with the agency to gather personal information and to gain access to your home.

According to troopers, scammers are touting a Child Safety Kit available through Facebook ads. When you click on the link, you are asked to provide personal information including your contact details. The scammers have then been reaching out repeatedly by phone, trying to set up a home visit and claiming that they are offering services in cooperation with the state police.

In the most recent version, a Fort Wayne resident had two unidentified but well-dressed men show up at their home and attempt to sell what the scammers called an insurance policy in conjunction with the Child Safety Kit.

Troopers stress that you should never let these people into your home. You should always be wary of online solicitations seeking your personal information. If you have been a victim of this scam, especially if you have allowed them access into your home, you should contact your local law enforcement agency or your nearest Indiana State Police Post.