The victim did not give out any credit card information and reported the attempted scam to the Treasurer’s Office immediately.
Sheriff Spoden would like to remind everyone that Rock County will never ask for credit card information over the phone for any reason. The Treasurer’s Office also does not call citizens until they are at least three years past due on their taxes and they never take payments over the phone. The Treasurer’s Office uses a third party payment source called Gov Tech Services Inc. to collect all credit card tax payments. For more information on tax payments you can visit the Rock County Treasurer’s Office website at www.co.rock.wi.us/treasurer.
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from Rock County and they ask for any credit card information, do not give any information out and call the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident.
ROBERT D. SPODEN