The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office has taken reports of a new scam taking place in the Nicollet area. In this scam, a person implies they are law enforcement calling and that the person’s child or grandchild is in trouble and needs money sent to an address. The scammers also tell the person they contact to not speak with anyone for 24-48 hours. They have someone talk as the victim and indicate that they are the child or grandchild and that they are in trouble. The person indicates they have a cold or sore throat and don’t sound quite right. Law Enforcement will not call seeking cash or gift cards to be sent to an address for the release of a person. If you receive such a call, please contact your local law enforcement agency with any information that you have.

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