Scam Alert 8-2-17

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

A Dickinson County Resident received a call from someone reporting to be his grandson, and said that he was in jail in the Des Moines area.  The person on the phone was not his grandson.  The "grandson"/thief said that he needed bond money.  The thief convinced the grandfather to go to Walmart and purchase gift cards.  The grandfather then called the number given and gave the thief the numbers off the gift cards.  The cards were drained immediately. 

This crime remains under investigation.

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office urges all to use caution in money handling, especially online or on the phone.