The Ohio Department of Public Safety has received reports of a possible scam being perpetrated on Ohioans from scammers claiming to be from Ohio Homeland Security (OHS).

Ohio residents have reported receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from OHS and informing the call recipients that their identities had been stolen.

Caller ID on these calls indicates the calls originated from the OHS main line 614-387-6171, but they did not; the Ohio Homeland Security mainline was spoofed.

Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity.

"If you receive these calls, don't fall for this scam," said Ohio Homeland Security Executive Director Brian Quinn. "Hang up immediately and report it to either your local law enforcement or the Statewide Terrorism Analysis and Crime Center (STACC) at 1-877-647-4683."