The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to another scam that has begun to make the rounds with Sheridan County residents.
The scam involves a phone call. Using personal information gathered beforehand, the scammer tells the victim that they have defaulted on a loan. Oftentimes these scammers have former addresses and former places of employment to add to the act of being a legitimate debt collector.
The scammer lies to the victim telling them they have a defaulted loan, and tells the victim that aggressive legal action will be taken if the victim fails to follow a list of instructions.
Undersheriff Levi Domiguez told listeners of Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse the instructions are a critical point in the phone call for the scammers.
Dominguez suggests hanging up and calling the Sheriff’s Office. Scammers need to keep victims on the line until they know the money is sent or…