Law enforcement warns against scam
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The Chase County Sheriff’s Department was contacted recently by a woman living in Chase County concerning a computer scam.
The woman became aware that it was a scam when she saw it mentioned on Fox News, according to Deputy Mike Dukes.
The way it works is as follows: someone calls a victim and tells them that someone else is attempting to steal account information.
To stop the theft the victim is to log onto a website. However, by doing that the victim’s information is instantly stolen.
The woman who contacted Dukes said the telephone number used by the scammer is odd, appearing as six digits on caller ID.
“We want citizens to be alert that this is happening,” Dukes said. “Do not log onto that website. We want the older tech-savvy people to be aware that this is out there.”
Dukes said security companies such as Lifelock don’t contact people unless they are clients already signed up with the company.
If someone contacts you concerning the alleged theft of information, contact local law enforcement such as the sheriff’s department at (308) 882-4748.