CLINTON, County- The Clinton County Sheriff issued a warning about a recently discovered scam involving a police impersonation.
According to the Sherriff, The scam works by the scammer calling and leaving a message saying they are a lieutenant with the Sheriff’s office conducting an investigation.
They say they received a tip from a man whose son had been contacted by the number 563-275-7430 claiming to be with the sheriff’s office.
when the person called the scammer back they said to get a pen and paper to write down some info about an “investigation”.
The man called the scammers bluff and decided to contact the sheriff’s office at their real number 563-242-9211.
The sheriff’s office warns not to fall for this and that you can always double-check by calling their number and dialing 2 to confirm the validity with an operator.