We wanted to share this video with you about how intense and pushy scammers usually are. We completely understand how easily people can become victimized, so we wanted to share this for your awareness.
Once the scammer learned they were speaking with law enforcement, they promptly hung up.
This is an excellent reminder how creative and convincing scammers can be in their attempt to gain any personal information from you. The scammers used tactics such as fear of an expensive order being charged and attempted to seem legitimate by naming locally-owned banks. They also attempted to minimize and use pressure to gain the last four digits of the social security number.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to stay vigilant, and never give out personal information to anyone that you cannot confirm their identity or purpose of needing your information. Please share so we can help our Sioux County neighbors stay informed, aware and ready for these calls.