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Wood County authorities warn of scam involving fake sheriff's calls

Scam Alert copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
Scam Alert copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

WOOD COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities are warning Wood County residents and businesses to be on the alert for scammers calling them claiming to be with law enforcement agencies.

According to the Wood County Sheriff's Department a scammer has claimed to be a member of the sheriff's department. Officials say this is associated with a nationwide scam.

These scammers claim the victim owes money for a loan and they often have a victim's personal information.

Authorities say if you are contacted by these scammers, contact your bank and police.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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