The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about phone scams. Residents have reported being called by people who claim arrest warrants are out for them due to unpaid court fees, fines or missed jury duty. The sheriff’s office says the calls have led to unauthorized credit card use, identity theft and other forms of fraud.
Young people in crisis in Minnesota may have trouble calling a local helpline. “The Bridge for Youth” organization said that cyber attackers seeking money shut down the center’s main phone number Tuesday morning.
A 33-year-old Florida man has been charged with allegedly scamming senior citizens from various parts of Minnesota, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.