11-14-19 dodge county phone scam

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam.  The Sheriff’s Office says it has  received reports that individuals are calling citizens and claiming to be ranking members of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.  The Sheriff’s Office says they have provided fake numbers, which they answer claiming to be the Sheriff’s Office and  may even have an answering machine set up.  The individual makes false allegations that the citizen has a warrant and attempts to scare them into making payments.  Other versions of the scam involve threats that the citizen missed a juror assignment or that they have a warrant.  The Sheriff’s Office says it will never call a citizen and ask them to pay for a warrant over the phone. If you ever receive a phone call like this, hang up and call the Sheriff’s Office directly.