Marshfield Police warn of phone scam

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Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 1:53 PM CDT
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MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) - The Marshfield Police Department is warning the community about a recent phone scam.

Police say a Marshfield business recently received a phone call from someone saying they were a “Lieutenant”. The caller requested an employee of the business to collect money from the cash register and meet them at another local business. The caller was able to mimic the other business’s phone number so it appeared they were assisting with the police investigation.

The Better Business Bureau says it’s a scam they see happening several times a year.

“The police department would never call up the business demanding money on the spot,” said BBB NE Wisconsin Regional Director Susan Bach.

Police say it’s important to verify the identity of people calling you. They say if an officer were to contact you, it’s always acceptable to verify the person’s identity by calling the Wood County Dispatch Center at 715-387-4394.

The BBB also keeps track of scams reported by zip code. To see their map and what’s been reported in your area, click here.

Scam Alert – Public Service announcement A Marshfield Business recently reported receiving a phone call from an unknown...

Posted by Marshfield Police Department on Friday, August 5, 2022

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