Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Press Release - Citizens Are Warned of Telephone Scam

Below is a press release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office regarding a telephone scam.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office has investigated a complaint of a telephone scam. The reporting person told the Sheriff’s Office he received a cell phone call with an automated voice message asking for a credit/debit card number. The call showed a caller ID coming from “2000”. The call directed the reporting person to enter his credit/debit card and security card numbers because of a “security issue."

Investigation has revealed that this activity is not a single incident but has occurred to more than one person.

Citizens are warned to be extremely careful when giving out any personal information. You should not give out financial card or account information unless you are absolutely sure of the source.