Fish and Game: phone scam hits Magic Valley

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 18:42:29-05

The Idaho Fish and Game Department is alerting Magic Valley residents of a phone scam.

According to Fish and Game spokesman Roger Phillips, a Wendell couple was involved in an attempted scam where a caller claimed to be from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and demanded payment for their failure to report harvest information on time. The caller threatened the couple with fines and penalties unless they made a payment by phone, Phillips stated.

“The person who answered the call only had a fishing license, and hung up after recognizing it as a scam,” he said.

Fish and Game wants citizens it know it does not -- and would not -- call and ask for money for any reason.