*SCAM ALERT* involving law enforcement agencies

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to make everyone aware of a scam involving the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and local police departments.

People report receiving a phone call from 712-737-2280, which is our actual business phone number. The caller is claiming to be a Sioux County Sheriff’s Office employee, gives a fictitious name, tells you that you missed a certain court date and you are in contempt of court. In some cases, the caller wanted the person to record their name on a recorded line; DO NOT agree to do this.  The scammer wants to use your recorded name to use in fraudulent transactions posing as you.

We would like to inform the public that phone calls like these are not coming from our agency or any local police departments in Sioux County. Please be aware and do not give out any personal information. If you are in any doubt, please call our dispatch number to verify: 712-737-3307.