The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of
a phone call scam utilizing a phone number associated with the McKenzie County
Sheriff’s Office. The phone call comes from a 1-866 prefix and then calls back
from a Sheriff’s Office phone number using a phishing application.
Callers are demanding that individuals transfer money onto
prepaid cards or they will arrest the individual if they do not comply. This is a scam!
The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office will not request money from
you to prevent an arrest or a case from being investigated. This is not only illegal, but also immoral
This is a friendly reminder to be cautious and know who you
are transferring money, releasing banking information, providing social security
numbers, or releasing other personal information to.
Should you receive a phone call of this nature, know it is a
scam, document as much information about the call as you can and report the
call to your local law enforcement agency. Please contact the McKenzie County
Sheriff’s Office at 701-842-6010 should if you have any information or