MEEKER COUNTY, MN – Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin is making the public aware of the latest scam/theft attempt that has occurred in Meeker County.
At least two persons in the county reported receiving phone calls either as hospital staff or others related to a critical incident, that a family member has been involved in an accident and are at a specific hospital. The resident is then asked to respond to the hospital immediately.
In both of these cases, the residents took the proper course of action which is to: Not respond to the hospital right away, verify the information and call the Sheriff.
If any resident in Meeker County receives a call of this type, they should do the same, and especially call the sheriff’s office or your local police department right away.
Its emergency communications center can assist in verifying if the call is real, and a deputy or officer can respond, check the area and gather additional information from you. It may be just a prank call, or worse, a potential thief waiting for you to leave your house unoccupied for a known period of time to commit a burglary.