Scams Continue 10 Nov 11

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says it’s continually receiving reports of citizens who are scammed out of large sums of money through various internet, mail and phone scams.

Authorities say typically the scam involves wiring money to an individual or company under various circumstances and quite often there are jurisdictional issues which make it difficult or impossible to follow up on and prosecute the responsible individuals.

Sheriff Joe Hagerty says there are many websites available to educate yourself on the various scams and he urges all citizens to take a few minutes and visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s website to avoid becoming a victim.