Students warned of possible phone scam


The Kansas State University Police Department is warning the public to be aware of a possible scam affecting the area, according to a K-State press release.

In the scam, callers contact potential victims claiming to be officers calling to collect debts or money owed to the department.

The department will never call to collect money owed on past debts, according to the release.

A request for additional comment from the department was deferred until Friday morning.

Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.