The Oshkosh Police Department is reminding all citizens to beware of the scams that are continuing to occur in the City of Oshkosh. Citizens have been contacted by telephone and have been told that their loved one is in a foreign jail and needs to be bonded out. A few citizens in Oshkosh have complied with the caller and have sent money to the caller only to find out that the loved one is alive and safe here in the U.S. Those being targeted by this scam are older adults.
Other scams that are being used are a loved one has been hurt or has been robbed in a foreign country and needs money to pay hospital bills or to get a flight back home.
If you know of someone that does not have a computer, does not get the newspaper or may not have information on these types of scams, please contact them by phone or in person and let them know about these scams and that they should not send money to the scammers.
If you have questions about scams, please contact Officer Joe Nichols at the Oshkosh Police Department, (920) 236-5742.