Telephone Scammers Prey On Elderly

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department detectives are warning citizens of yet another local telephone scam that appears to be occurring to residents in the southeast portion of Kosciusko County.

Officers have recently received various reported incidents of local citizens in the Sidney area who have been contacted by individuals via telephone. The callers are attempting to gather personal information related to the potential victim’s computer, such as username or passwords. They using various verbal maneuvers and tactics and, in most of the cases, the suspects tend to prey on older citizens by attempting to confuse them.

KCSD detectives urge citizens to be very protective of their personal information. If contacted, officers are advising the public to instruct the caller they are not interested and simply hang up.

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