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People receiving spoofed calls from local government office

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 17:44:41-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A Sarpy County official says scammers are targeting residents by spoofing the Treasury Office's number.

Sarpy County Communications Manager Megan Stubenhofer-Barrett says the callers claim to be employees of the Treasury Office and then ask for payment over the phone.

She says scammers are also offering fake credit cards and that there are ways to protect yourself.

"The Sarpy County Treasurer’s Office typically contacts residents by letter or email. Though employees occasionally call residents with questions, they will never ask for a credit card number over the phone," she says.

She says anyone who believes they've been the victim of one of these scammers should call the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office at (402) 593-2288.