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SHERIFF’S OFFICE WARNS OF PHONE SCAM

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THE WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS RECEIVED COMPLAINTS ABOUT A PHONE SCAM CIRCULATING AROUND THE AREA.

THE CALLER IDENTIFIES THEMSELVES AS A WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFFS EMPLOYEE AND TELLS THE RECIPIENT THAT THEY HAVE FAILED TO COMPLY WITH SOMETHING THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ORDERED THEM TO DO OR THEY HAVE A WARRANT AND ARE SUBJECT TO ARREST IF THEY DON’T PAY A FINE.

THIS IS A SCAM AND THE CALL RECIPIENT SHOULD DISCONTINUE THE CALL.

THE WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DOES NOT CONTACT PEOPLE BY PHONE FOR WARRANTS, NOR SOLICIT MONEY FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ANYTHING.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CAN BE REACHED AT 712-279-6010 OR 1-800-352-6352 DURING BUSINESS HOURS.

AFTER BUSINESS HOURS WE CAN BE REACHED THROUGH THE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER NON-EMERGENCY NUMBERS AT 712-279-6510 OR 1.800-352-4606.