‘Dish Network’ Scam Reported In Northern Minnesota
No surprise here - another scam has been reported in Northern Minnesota.
This time the scam was reported in Aitkin County. The Aitkin County Sheriff's Department posted a message on their Facebook page a few days ago warning residents of the latest scam.
Here's what happened: a resident received a phone call from the scammer offering an upgraded service package for a fee. The scary thing is that the scammer rigged the caller ID so it displayed Dish Network's customer service number, which obviously makes the scam seem legitimate.
According to the county resident, the salesman on the other end of the phone sounded "very" convincing.
The Aitkin County Sheriff's Department also posted a warning along with information regarding this scam. They say you should always be weary "of deals that sound too good to be true."
They also advise that you hang up if you get a call like this and immediately call your cable provider. That way you can confirm if it is them directly.
Thankfully, it looks like there hasn't been too many reports of this happening just yet.
With tax season in full swing, it's important to know the warning signs of a scam. Earlier this month, the Duluth Police Department alerted Northland residents about a social security scam moving across the area.
It's better to be safe than sorry!