The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a possible scam involving a caller claiming to be from the Monroe County Service and Process Department.
The Sheriff’s Office said the caller says they’re referencing fraud charges. If someone calls the number back, they get a message that says “Mutual” and you have to leave a message.
“The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is not making any such calls nor do we have anyone making them for us,” said Detective Sergeant Ronald D. Rader with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant Rader said the Sheriff’s Office says suspicious calls that ask people for personal information, such as social security or credit card numbers, increase during tax season. If you have received calls like the one referenced above, you can report them to www.ic3.gov. If you have any questions of these kinds of issues, contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at (608) 269-2117.