Dish Network Phone Scam Reported in Richardson County

FALLS CITY – The Richardson County Sheriffs Office is warning residents to be on alert for the latest phone scam.

In a press release, the sheriff’s office said they have been notified that an unknown number has been calling residents, saying they’re with TV provider DISH Network. The caller asks for DISH Network account information such as account number and the serial number on the DISH television box.

DISH Network has told the sheriff’s office they have not been making these calls.

The RCSO recommends never giving out account information unless they verify the caller on the other end. The sheriff’s office also says most phone scams come from unknown numbers or out of area numbers, who request sensitive information.

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