New Phone Scam Targets South Dakotan's
by KDLT News
August 23, 2013 10:01 AM
Chief Justice David Gilbertson and Attorney General Marty Jackley are warning South Dakotans of a scam targeting South Dakota citizens.
The scam involves callers identifying themselves as court employees seeking to collect payment in order for an individual to avoid immediate legal action.
The caller will ask for personal identifying information and credit card information. They use the threat of court action in order to convince trusting individuals to provide this information to avoid legal consequences.
Officials are reminding citizens that the Court does not use phone solicitations to seek private information from the public.
If you have been a victim of this scam or want more information, contact the South Dakota Consumer Protection Division.