Sheriff's Dept. Warning Residents of Phone Scam

COUNTYWIDE -- The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department received information regarding a phone scam happening in the area.

The scammer pretends to be from the sheriff’s department and tells would-be victims they want to discuss a violation or warrant they have and tries to get money out of them.

Officials say, while the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department does sometimes call to discuss violations, they don’t ask for personal information over the phone and would NEVER ask for money.

If you get a call like this and you’re concerned, you’re asked to hang up and call the sheriff’s department at 482 – 3522.