CASPER, Wyo — The Converse County Sheriff’s Office is advising Converse County and other citizens across the state to be aware of a range of scams affecting the community.
“Recently we have investigated a roofing company who was out to scam our citizens,” read a post on the Converse County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. It advised citizens to “not take their word for it,” if anyone calls or arrives at a residence trying to sell windows or a new roof.
“If you live in town, you can check with the City to see if they have registered to do business in town. If they are in the county, you can call the Sheriff’s Office and we will check out their credentials for you,” the post read.
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The post also noted other kinds of scams, including phone calls or letters of notification that:
- Individuals have won money
- Family or friends need money for bail
- Family or friends have been in a car crash and need money for a hospital
- Threaten arrest due to failure to pay back taxes
The Sheriff’s Office warned that scammers are professional and that “street smart” people with “a very good education” have been scammed for sums ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 in these scams and others, including online purchases.
Citizens are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s office at 307-358-4700 to report scams or for more information, and to do research before spending money.