October 24, 2019 – Hartford, WI – The Hartford Police Department has taken calls regarding citizen’s being contacted by an individual telling them their social security number is being used to open a bank account fraudulently. The caller is asking them to cancel their social security number and provide
June 21, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – One of the responsibilities of law enforcement is to identify criminal trends and take a proactive approach to help protect our citizens. This includes providing you with information on scams. Scams are nothing new. These imposters prey on individuals by pretending
May 21, 2019 – Slinger, WI – A resident from the Village of Slinger dropped off a package at the Slinger Police Department. It’s a common scam and police posted a note to share with the public. This is a common scam. Do not cash any check you receive
Feb. 5, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Senior citizens are constantly targeted as victims of high-dollar scams. Their loneliness and desire to help people are two of the characteristics scammers prey upon. Here is a story from 2013 that hits close to home for folks in Washington County.
Feb. 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Police are warning neighbors about a scam involving fradulent phone calls to people in the community from someone identifying as an employee from Social Security Administration. A note from WBPD is below. Elena Gonzales-Walker, Public Affairs Specialist with Social
Jan. 14, 2019 – Dodge Co., WI – The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has recently been made aware that scammers are using the name of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office to scam residents. The scam is initiated by telling the victim that there is a warrant for their arrest
Sept. 13, 2018 – Washington Co., WI 0- On Sept. 12, 2018 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of numerous suspicious phone calls that were made to citizens throughout southeast Wisconsin in which the caller claimed to be a member of our agency. The scammers are identifying themselves
May 7, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Recently other counties have experienced citizens being contacted by phone by a subject claiming to be an officer from a Sheriff’s Office. The subject claimed that the person being contacted missed jury duty and now has a warrant out for their
July 10, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Scammers are using the transition period for the replacement of old Medicare cards with a newer version to benefit themselves.
June 23, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – The IRS fraud phone calls are hitting Washington County again. The phone number they’re calling from is a 209-297-2847. The conversation basically goes something like, “You have to call in 24 hours or the local cops will be coming to get