With information being released about stimulus checks being received from the Federal Government, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone about the possibility for frauds and scams to occur.
People behind these scams will attempt to call residents and convince them information such as their Social Security number is required to receive the check. Another scam may be for direct assistance in depositing the check and they will ask for some form of “pre-payment” by having residents purchase pre-paid gift cards.
Scammers typically increase their efforts during times of crises or emergency. Please remember that any unsolicited contact either by phone, or email is to be viewed as suspicious. If you are unsure if the contact is legitimate, consult with family or by calling the Sheriff’s Office or your local police agency.