Telephone Scam Hits Vilas County

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The Vilas County Dispatch Center is warning of telephone scam.

They say over the weekend they received several reports from people that received automated phone calls in reference to their credit card or debit card accounts being frozen due to online orders.

In this message, was included a number to call in order to unlock your card. This number is (973)448-2000.

When you call the number back, it goes to a voicemail to the Roxbury, New Jersey town hall. The Roxbury Town Hall has a voice mail message stating that they are getting numerous calls to have people verify their account information or to have a debit card unlocked. Roxbury did not send out these calls, it is a scam from an outside party. Somehow, their phone system has been hacked and is being used for this scam.

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office is recommending residents to not call the number back.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 204132431 -
Gray Television, Inc.