Phone scam reported; warning issued
BROWN COUNTY – A Brown County resident reported receiving a phone call Thursday from someone claiming that her grandchild was in trouble and needed money, according to a Brown County Sheriff’s Office news release.
The sheriff’s office warned the public to be aware of the scam and verify any family emergencies with other family members before acting on such calls. Residents should report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement.
Scam reports are forwarded to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Anti-Fraud Unit.