THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Sheriff Sauve Warns Citizens Scams Alert
Issue Date: October 7, 2020
Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve is warning citizens that scam attempts are being reported to local law enforcement.
Two of the recent attempts involve the "GRANDPARENT SCAM" and the "I'M A FEDERAL AGENT" scam.
The "GRANDPARENT SCAM" targets older individuals and the callers can seem intimidating and sound official. The caller claims the individual's grandchild is in trouble and they need money sent right away to bail them out of jail or to avoid going to jail. THIS IS A SCAM.
The "I'M A FEDERAL AGENT SCAM" involves callers claiming to be agents from the Department of Justice (DOJ) or Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They state that money must be sent A.S.A.P or the Sheriff is coming to arrest you. THIS IS A SCAM.
DO NOT send money, give out credit or debit card account information, social security numbers, or any other personal information at all. Ask them to call the Sheriff or just hang up on them.