It has happened again -- a victim of a phone scam, who lost a lot of money.
Monday, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Sheridan resident who was called by a young man claiming to be his grandson. Sheriff Dave Hofmeier explains what transpired.
The grandfather had no reason to think it might not be his grandson, because the grandson has been known to frequently make trips into Canada. Sheriff Hofmeier says that on the whole, Sheridan is made up of kind and giving people, and he certainly can't fault the Sheridan resident for wanting to help his grandson if he were indeed in trouble.
What's rather disturbing, Hofmeier tells us, is the access people have to our personal information -- much more than we might think.
The sheriff says that the chances of the victim getting the money back are slim to none. Hofmeier urges the public.
Again, if anyone calls asking for money, especially money to be wired anywhere, be doubly cautious that it is a valid call.