Pocahontas County Sheriff Advises Residents of Phone Scam
The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to be aware of a phone scam that has impacted the area. Sheriff Bob Lampe says his office has received numerous reports of attempts to defraud county residents, particularly elderly people. Lampe says the scam involves someone pretending to be a grandson who is in jail and needs money to get out. The caller gives the victim information of where to send money and asks for financial information, but does not identify themselves. Lampe reminds people to not give personal or financial information over the phone until they have verified who they are talking to.