FDL Sheriff’s Office Warn of Fraud Calls

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputies this past week have responded to a number of fraud and theft complaints preying on the victims’ fears of their personal information being compromised or tied to criminal activity. Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says scammers call the victims and tell them there are arrest warrants or crimes connected to them and payment is requested via their bank information or through the purchase of gift cards. He says no law enforcement officer would call you to collect payment for any matter including criminal activity or an arrest warrant. Waldschmidt says the scams are often specific to the victim and may seem legitimate, but they are not. He recommends hanging up the phone.