Marathon County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a phone scam in which residents receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the sheriff’s office. The scammers identify themselves as an employee of the sheriff’s office, provide the recipient’s first and last name, and inform the recipient of the phone call that they have business to transact with the sheriff’s office.
As part of the call, the scammer asks for personal information and asks the recipient to call 715.680.3057 ext. 700 with the requested information. This is not a phone number used by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office.
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office or the Marathon County Government or any other government agency or business, and you believe they are not, ask for the name, department and phone number of the person and tell them, you will call them back. You can check the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office phone number using the phone book on their website at https://www.co.marathon.wi.us/Government/PhoneDirectory.aspx and use Google or a phone book to verify the phone number. number of other agencies or companies.
Scammers often spoof phone numbers, making it look like they are calling from an official entity. However, if you check the number and call back, it will ring at the correct place instead of the scammer’s phone.

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