The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department says they have seen a new kind of scam. The department posted on Facebook that a local resident was called by a Texas area phone number and the caller told the woman he was a hired hit-man who was given the job of taking out her and her kids. The man demanded money to avoid going through with this.
In response to this report, the department says they don’t get many visits from hit-men in the area. They also said that personal information about where you live and how many family members you have can be easily found online.
The department stressed to not ever give these people money and call police if you are ever worried. They say this is the time of year where these kinds of scams are more prevalent, especially among senior citizens.