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Door County Sheriff's Department warns of Homeland Security scam

The Door County Sheriff’s Department once again reminds you to be cautious when people ask you for money or other information over the phone after recently discovering another scam.


The Door County Sheriff’s Department announced on Monday that several residents have received phone calls from a “Special Agent John Miller” representing “Homeland Security.” In this specific care, the suspect originally called from a California number but switched to one from New Jersey when the resident reporting the scam recognized it and hung up. Even when the caller became more aggressive in their demands for personal information, the resident resisted. The Door County Sheriff’s Department says to never share personal information over the phone with people you do not know.


According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than $8.8 billion was lost to scammers in 2022 through 2.4 million reports of fraud nationwide.



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