More than $100,000 has been lost recently in Auglaize County because of scams and the sheriff wants to remind residents to be proactive. Sheriff Mike Vorhees says citizens need to be diligent and protect themselves so they don't fall victim to a scam.
He wants to remind everyone that scammers pretend to be from an organization or company you know. They typically say there is a problem or there is a prize for you. The sheriff also says a scammer usually acts like it's urgent and you fear tactics. If a scammer calls saying there is an issue with your computer, don't follow the instructions or give them money. And be cautious, scammers can spoof phone numbers which make it look like it's someone or an agency you know.
Sheriff Vorhees adds scammers are attacking from all fronts by phone, emails, text messages, or written letters.
News Release from the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office: The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office wishes to urge the citizens of Auglaize County to be diligent with protecting themselves from falling victims to scams. In the past few months, our office has taken numerous scam reports with the total financial loss nearing over $100,000. It is imperative that our citizens are proactive with protecting themselves as once the scam has taken place the damages can be irreversible.