Dodge County Sheriff Addresses Scams

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff says residents should hang up the phone if they believe they are being scammed. Sheriff Dale Schmidt addressed the issue of scammers in his most recent ‘Column of the Month.’ He added that individuals should go through the steps of blocking fraudulent numbers on their cellphones. During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Schmidt highlighted a few of the different scams that are circulating the area. He says there are scams involving picking up a credit card from a convenient store or Western Union, scams asking for i-Tunes cards, as well as putting cash in a box and mailing it to an unknown address. Schmidt says a simple rule of thumb to follow is if someone is calling for money it is most likely scam. Adding that conmen often resort to threats if a person does not cooperate. He says to reach out to law enforcement if there are any questions. Schmidt says people should not call local law enforcement if they realized they were being scammed and hung up the phone but rather should report it to the U.S. government. He says they have a group dedicated to investigating these types of crimes. Visit: www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds to make a report.

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