Be aware of local scams

I have been made aware that this weekend, county residents were getting called by someone representing themselves as Brown Atchison Electric. The caller had informed them that their services were about to be cut off, and to avoid this they had to make a payment over the phone.

I spoke with Jim Currie at Brown Atchison Electric, and he informed me that customers would never be contacted on the weekend. He suggested that if customers have questions or concerns, to call Brown Atchison Electric at 785-486-2117.

The Social Security scam is still very active. Residents are still receiving calls from people who are representing themselves from Social Security, stating their social security number has been suspended. This is a scam, and we recommend that you hang up immediately.

If you feel you have been a victim of a scam, notify your local law enforcement at once.

John Merchant22 Posts

John Merchant currently serves as Brown County (Kansas) Sheriff.


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