Phone Scams Plaguing Clinton County

By Jack Nissen
Clinton County Chatter

Residents of Clinton County have recently been plagued by a number of phone calls from apparent scammers threatening action for money. Callers claiming to be grandchildren or members of the IRS or Consumer Energy have resorted to utilizing fear or desperation. While members of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has taken measures to help people, it’s proved difficult to reach out to everyone. “These people are very good at what they do,” said County Sheriff Wayne Kangas. “These scammers have become very savvy about who they contact and what they say.”

Kangas said that senior citizens are easier to manipulate in these situations.