Sheriff: Scammers posing as law enforcement still around
Callers attempt to scare Dane County residents out of large sums of money
MADISON, Wis. — Scammers claiming to be law enforcement continue to call Dane County residents in an attempt to scare them out of money, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.
Despite a warning to the public in early September, phone scammers have not stopped calling people trying to scam them out of large sums of money, officials said.
In the last two days, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office has received at least 15 reports from citizens who have received calls like this, according to a release.
The reports state that someone is calling and identifying themselves as a member of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office saying the person they are calling has missed jury duty and will need to pay a fine or risk being arrested, officials said.
Authorities have not received reports of anyone who has fallen for the scam, but they are asking citizens to continue reporting scam activities to the tip line at 608-284-6900.
According to the release, local law enforcement agencies do not collect fees via the phone, and they would not contact citizens regarding jury duty.