For The Record

Scam Phone Calls Target Rural Nebraska

A resident of rural Ellis received several phone calls from a “Restricted” number, with the person calling advising her they were going to be coming to her house and for her to call a phone number and refer to a case number. In the message, the caller correctly identified her home address.Instead, the resident reported the call to the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and spoke with an investigator who reviewed the information she provided, called the phone number she had been instructed to call and, without identifying the victim, spoke with a representative from the company who immediately identified the case number as not being legitimate.Acco...

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