Scammers Impersonating Area Law Enforcement in Multiple Counties

posted Feb 11, 2021, 4:46 AM by News Room
Thursday February 11th, 2021 - The report of scammers impersonating area law enforcement has reached two counties. The Barron County Sheriff’s Office has received information about a scam where someone is calling, identifying themselves as a Deputy, and requesting payment for warrants. The suspect requests payment in the form of gift cards. This is a scam. Do not provide any information or payments. Deputies and Local Law Enforcement never take a direct payment by phone. The Sheriff's Department says if you get a similar call, document the phone numbers and call your local Law Enforcement agency to file a report. Last week a similar scam was reported in Polk County.