The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has been getting complaints about a phone scam, wherein local numbers appear on caller ID and/or Smart TV. The callers ask for information to update credit card records and personal information.

In several reports, the number listed on the caller ID showed up as the La Farge Zzip Stop. These calls are not connected to the business. Zzip Stop owner, Shane Nottestad, is working with the Sheriff’s Office to resolve the issue.

Sheriff John Spears warns the public to be cautious and aware of potential scams. “Please do not respond or provide personal and account information, unless you are sure it’s legitimate,” he said.

If residents have questions or would like more information, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 608-637-2123.

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