Sheriff Luce: Watch out for scams during holiday season

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is alerting people about recent scams that have been reported in the area.

Holiday season is scam season, according to the Sheriff. Scammers will call, email or mail communications that are false in order to steal from the recipients.

He says they often pose as sweepstakes officials, police, IRS agents and even representatives of utility companies like cable, internet and power.

Recently a call was received in Waterloo from a person posing as a cable TV and internet provider. The callers ultimately try to obtain personal information such as dates of birth, social security numbers, account numbers, etc.

He says they may also try and get you to send money and offer “to good to be true” deals. Luce warns all citizens to be wary of these scams and to report any suspicious calls to law enforcement as soon as possible.

Scammers can be very persistent; if you give them even partial information it can trigger more calls.

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