The Wyoming Department of Corrections is warning families of Wyoming inmates about a phone scam that's making the rounds.

Public Information Officer Stephanie Kiger says a caller is contacting known associates of incarcerated/supervised individuals and requesting money for an early release program.

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"The caller tends to relay information that seems legitimate but it is not," said Kiger. "This is not part of a legitimate WDOC program and the Department would never ask anyone for money."

Kiger says the WDOC is aware of at least three families who have been approached.

"Please be cautious of calls of this nature and any disclosures you make," said Kiger. "If you receive a call of this nature, please report it to your local law enforcement agency."

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