The Wichita Falls Police Department has reported that a new telephone scam has been occurring in the Wichita Falls area.

The WFPD has reports of callers claiming to be from fake loan companies, fake Publishers Clearing House lottery scams and people posing as family members needing money to get out of jail. The common denominator is they are preying on elderly people and they are almost asking that the victim's purchase "greendot" or other generic gift cards and send them to the fake company.

Please be aware of any callers asking for money in the form of generic gift cards. And of course remember to never give out your personal or bank account information.

If you feel like you have been a victim, please notify the Wichita Falls Police Department at 940-720-5000.