Attempted Scams / Fraud / Suspicious Activity
DATE & TIME: November 12-14, 2019 / Various
LOCATION: Wymore, rural Beatrice, Cortland, Odell
OFFENSE: Attempted Scams / Fraud / Suspicious Activity
CASE #: 2019-5970/5980/5985/5990/5992/6007/6013
The Gage County Sheriff’s Office has taken seven reported incidents of attempted fraud or suspicious activity with actions warning of fraud in about a 48-hour period of November 12th -14th. These reports include people being called and told their social security number had been suspended, due to criminal activity in Texas, several suspicious persons offering to provide unsolicited satellite television repair/replacement, and the electronic hijacking of a cellular telephone account and attempting to deceive the resident into making hundreds of dollars in payments for charges she did not make.
Fortunately, none of these reports to the sheriff’s office resulted in any financial loss to residents and an investigator with the Gage County Sheriff’s Office reviewed each call to confirm that. The Gage County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/gagecountysheriff/ , had a post earlier this week regarding the satellite television salesman.
As a reminder, con artists and other mountebanks are constantly working and do not take days off for holidays or respect their victims. The sheriff’s office urges residents to use caution and, if you are concerned about a possible fraudulent situation, to speak with a family member, trusted friend, or financial advisor, such as a banker or accountant. If you believe you have been the victim of a fraud or scam, contact your local police department or call the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak with an investigator.
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903
Investigator T. Hanson #90310