Telephone and Computer Scam Alert

Telephone and Computer Scam Alert

The Door County Sheriff’s Office has been notified of numerous telephone and computer scams affecting the citizens of Door County and would like to provide some simple reminders about the warning signs of a scam.

Top 5 Warning Signs of a Scan

1) Requests for personal information

2) Requests for payment of any kind

3) Requests for payment by wiring money or pre-paid debit cards

4) Threats and urgency

5) Requests for secrecy

Some of the most recent concerns include the Grandparents Scam, IRS Scam, Lottery or Prize Winner Scam and Utility Shutoff Scam.

Please go to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection website at datcp.wi.gov and look under “consumer protection” for valuable information on scams. If you have any concerns about a potential scam, please contact the Door County Sheriff’s office at 920-746-2416.