Local Resident Falls Victim To Scammers

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation of a scam reported Monday.  A local senior citizen was contacted multiple times and fell for the scam, resulting in a loss of $19,000.  The victim had been told they won the Publishers Clearing House Money and a new vehicle.  The victim sent money three times. Sheriff Steve Cox says the victim […]

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Some Scammers Don’t Quit

Some scammers don’t quit, even once they have your money.  The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department took a report of a recent scam, where an elderly person lost $300.  Sheriff Steve Cox says this person was notified they had won about $1,000 and they were sent a check.  The person was instructed to deposit the check and send back $300 for […]

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Sheriff Steve Cox Warns Of SCAMS

If you have a phone, you’ve probably received at least one of the various types of scam calls. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says he hopes no one has fallen prey to the scammer and given out your identity or lost money. Cox says some recent SCAM complaints involve calls claiming to be a major cell phone provider wanting to […]

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IRS – Scam Alerts

As the tax season continues, the IRS reminds us all, that it is also phishing season – that’s phishing with a p h.  The Dirty Dozen of scams is topped by the attempts to get your personal information.  Michael Devine from the IRS says this comes in many forms. Devine says the IRS will make contact with you be sending […]

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Sheriff Warns Of Scams

Sheriff’s Departments in Missouri are reporting scams taking place in their counties.  Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says the scam could or has already happened here and residents need to be aware of the scams. Cox says this particular scam relies on public information.  The scammer collects public information on a local sheriff’s office or police department, including the address, […]

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Police Investigate Attempted SCAM

Chillicothe police investigated an attempted scam Thursday. A local resident received an item in the mail from a bank.  The letter stated an account holder recently died and had the same last name as the recipient.  It also requested the person contact the bank to retrieve the remaining funds in the account of the deceased account holder. According to the […]

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