Law enforcement warning of email scam after Mower resident victimized

Published 7:01 am Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Law enforcement is warning residents to be on the lookout for unsolicited emails after a Brownsdale resident fell victim to an email scam.

According to Mower County Sheriff Steve Sandvik, the victim reported being contacted via email by someone claiming to be from a foreign country. The victim was told if they provided the scammer with personal information and $375 to purchase insurance, they would then have $5.5 million transferred into their bank account.

The victim did send money and shared personal information with the scammer.

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“People are urged to never share personal information over email or the phone with people who contact them unsolicited,” Sandvik said.