DNR seeks public help in campsite reservation scam

Monday, January 3, 2022

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a potential scam where unsuspecting Hoosiers are being duped when booking campsites.

The public’s assistance is being sought in the investigation where a third party fraudulently advertises and rents campsites to Hoosiers, who then upon arrival, find the site they paid for not available.

Instances of this scam could date back as far as July 2021.

If you have utilized a third party on social media for reserving a site for this upcoming year, you may be a victim of this scam.

State properties of interest include Morgan-Monroe State Forest, McCormick’s Creek State Park, Greene-Sullivan State Forest, Trine State Recreation Area and Spring Mill State Park.

Anyone who believes he or she may have been or are currently a victim of this scam, is urged to contact Indiana Conservation Officer Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536.

Hoosiers are reminded to only make reservations for DNR properties via the official DNR website at Camp.IN.gov or the DNR Reservation Line at 866-622-6746.

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  • People really need to be careful with what they are consuming and clicking on in social media, and the internet at large.

    -- Posted by Koios on Mon, Jan 3, 2022, at 9:33 PM
  • That is soooo true on many levels!

    -- Posted by beg on Mon, Jan 3, 2022, at 11:40 PM
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