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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Vernon County Sheriff's Office warns of scam

ATTENTION!!! The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of citizens receiving phone calls from someone claiming to have kidnapped a child or loved one and demanding money for their return. They will use a loved one’s name and have disturbing noises in the background, this is a scam.

The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging everyone to not give any information over the phone or agree to meet them, even in a public space. If you receive this type of call, please contact the Dispatch Center at (417) 667-6042 and report it.