11/20/15 – 5:05 A.M.
Hancock County residents are being targeted by another scam. Someone has been calling people and telling them they are trying to collect money for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. The scammer has been telling potential victims they have an outstanding debt. They then try and transfer the call to another number before they make payment arrangements to help you avoid getting into trouble.
The caller has been using a telephone ID spoofing program that makes it appear the call is coming from a legit source. A release from the Sheriff’s Office says they do not collect debts over the phone.
If you think you’ve been a target of this scam, call the sheriff’s office at (419)422-2424.Read More →