UPDATE: Investigators say, after further investigation, reports of this scam are believed to be an isolated incident.
A new scam targets drivers with a lie aimed at getting money out of them, the Council Bluffs Police Department warns.
Officials posted details of how the scam works on the department’s Facebook page Thursday morning.
They say the scam features a note left on the potential victim’s car.
“The notes state a guy named ‘Dave’ saw them hit and damage his vehicle. Dave instructs the person to contact him within the hour or he will notify police. The note also states Dave took photos of the victim’s vehicle and license plates. When the driver have called Dave, he asks them to pay a certain amount of money to ‘keep insurance out of it.’ No damage was located on the victim’s vehicles and no proof of an accident was ever given by Dave,” the Council Bluffs Police Department writes.
They advise anyone in an accident to file a report by calling the non-emergency dispatch number at (712) 328-5737.