Chisago County Sheriff's Office Warns of Recent Scams

Chisago County Sheriff's Office Warns of Recent Scams Photo: Facebook image courtesy of Chisago County Sheriff's Office

August 22, 2018 07:11 AM

UPDATE: The Chisago County Sheriff's Office has released new information in connection with a recent scam investigation.

According to the department in a Facebook post, the woman who authorities originally thought was leaving notes in rural Taylor's Falls with a phone number directing residents to a Bank of America recording was legitimately in the area as an individual "sub-contracted through a company that contracts with a mortgage company."

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UPDATE: Chisago County Sheriff Determines Subject of Supposed 'Scams' to be Legitimate Inspector

See the original report below.


The Chisago County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of ramped up scamming activity in the county.

According to the sheriff's office, one scammer left a note at a home in rural Taylor's Falls with a phone number directing residents to a fake Bank of America recording. 

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The sheriff's office said shortly after the greeting, the recording asks for bank account information and social security numbers. 

The sheriff's office urges anyone who suspects they've received something from their bank or credit union to call their financial institution at a reliable number. 

RELATED: FBI Warns Minnesota Businesses of Email Compromise Scam

One of the scammers was caught on video that was released by the Chisago County Sheriff's Office. 

Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to contact the sheriff's office. 

Editor's Note: The photo of the woman that originally appeared with this article has been removed as the woman is no longer a suspect in the investigation.

 

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