The Scott County Sheriff's Department has received several reports from residents receiving calls from somebody claiming to be a Lieutenant with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. They have left messages requesting people to return their call on a number not associated with the Sheriff’s Office.
The Scott County Sheriff's Department urges residents to not return these calls as they are likely part of a scam effort to intimidate people into providing personal information and/or send money to resolve a phony issue or to avoid being arrested.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is not making these calls and would never demand financial or personal information such as Social Security numbers over the phone.
If you suspect you have received a scam call, do not return their call. If you are unsure, you can contact non-emergency dispatch at 952-445-1411 and confirm if someone from the county's office has called you.