(Neb.)-Dawes County Sheriff Warns Residents Of New Scam
(CHADRON)-Scams continue to circulate throughout the region, and the Dawes County Sheriff’s office is urging residents to be wary. Sheriff Karl Dailey says his office was contacted on Wednesday by an individual who said they had received a scam phone call in which the caller claimed to be a Dawes County sheriff’s deputy, but refused to give his name. The phone number the person was calling from is 316-214-1566, which is a Wichita, Kan., number. Sheriff Dailey said he is presuming that the number is most likely associated with a disposable "track" type phone.
The caller said that a warrant had been issued on the subject and that he (the fake deputy) would be right over if money was not paid.
Sheriff Dailey says he wishes to reiterate that the Dawes County Sheriff's Office, nor other agency that he is aware of, will conduct business in this manner. They do NOT call and threaten people to "pay up" or go to jail.
Dailey recommends that those who receive a call like this simply inform the caller that a call will be made to the Dawes County Sheriff's Office to verify the information. Dailey says “When In Doubt, Check It Out!”
--Dawes County Sheriff’s Office
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