Brown Co. residents see rise of scams

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Brown County residents have alerted the Sheriff of extra cellphone scams.

The Brown County Sheriff, John Service provider, says he has acquired complaints from residents of being contacted by way of cellphone from people claiming to be from main bank card firms and providing decrease rates of interest on bank cards.

The Sheriff says residents are additionally being contacted by out of state contractors providing to do work however are needing a cash cost upfront.

In keeping with the Sheriff, his workplace has had extra studies of scams circulating the county and that the identical scams are circulating virtually 9 years to the day.

Service provider says a number of studies of bank card firms contacting bank card holders and providing decrease rates of interest or incentives have risen earlier than. He says victims are then requested to offer their bank card quantity for verification and when questions are requested the caller hangs up.

Sheriff Service provider says he’s reminding residents to not give out private data over the cellphone.

The Sheriff’s Workplace says one other space of concern is calls from an out of state contractor telling callers he will probably be touring via the world. He says they contact individuals by way of phone and inform residents of a surplus of supplies corresponding to roofing or siding and asking for about $500 to carry the fabric.

Sheriff Service provider says this caller has requested bank account data or bank card numbers from residents and he urges residents considering doing enterprise to ask for a cellphone quantity and references from happy clients.

Sheriff Service provider says Brown County is lucky to have residents that move data to the Sheriff’s Workplace so it could alert others of the most recent scams. He says by working collectively the county can keep protected and that he want to thank all that assist in that effort.

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