Recently a Sheridan woman was contacted on the telephone by someone claiming to be her grandson. The caller asked for over $3,000 to be wired to him apparently to help him out of some legal troubles. Luckily, the call sounded fishy to the woman and she immediately called the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Dave Hofmeier says scammers use the spirit of giving at the holidays to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens.
It’s this generosity that makes Sheridan resident prime targets. What should you do if you receive a suspect phone call?
If you think someone is trying to deceive you to get money, contact the authorities immediately.