The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform everyone of a scam that is circulating through the area. The caller identifies themselves as a grandson/son or granddaughter/daughter saying that they were involved in an accident and are going to jail or going to the hospital and need money. We have seen this scam in the past; however, it has become popular with bad guys again.
We appreciate everyone who calls to notify the sheriff’s office of suspected scams. The more we can spread the word, the less likely these would-be scammers will get away with anything. These bad guys want to swindle you out of your money. Report scams to your local law enforcement. Protect yourself and others.