A new scam has popped up in the Cheyenne area, this one from a resident staying at a local hotel.
When the Hinkley family spent the night at a Cheyenne hotel a week ago they never thought they'd end up being the victim of a credit card scam used by con artists around the world, when a person claiming to be working the front desk called their room.
"I kind of had a hesitation thinking something isn't right here. But I could hear the guy in the background saying, make sure you get 203 some towels and make sure that they get that trash out, so I believed it was the front desk," said Chris Hinkley.
Despite his hesitation, Hinkley gave out his private information.
"I gave them the information and as soon as the phone call ended I hung up and I called right back to the front desk and I said, "Did you guys just call me?," and they said no, that wasn't us. You've been scammed," Hinkley said.
"In this case if you're getting a call from the front desk asking for information, go down there in person where you can actually see who you're talking to," said Officer Dan Long.
Hinkley immediately canceled his credit card. Officer Long says if you give out your information that is exactly what you should do.
"Cancel your credit cards, contact your bank, cancel the bank accounts. Anything that ties that information," Long said.
Cheyenne Police tell NewsChannel 5 that the caller was from out of state, believed to be at a prison in Alabama. This is the first time anyone has reported the crime to them.
They are continuing an investigation.