The Viroqua Police Department reports that several complaints have been received about people getting scam phone calls.
These calls are in regards that a grandchild is in need of financial assistance either from a car accident or being arrested.
The caller will then try to convince the person to send a money order. These money orders can be cashed around the world, but normally are either cashed in Canada or Jamaica.
Another scam going on at this time is a person calling and claiming that the caller’s computer has been compromised, and requests remote access to it to fix the problem. Once the caller has been given access, the computer is locked up, until the person pays the caller to unlock the computer. These calls are believed to be coming from India.
The police department urges all citizens to never give out personal information over the phone, unless you are positive to who you are talking to and know that the information you are giving is secure.
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