There is a reoccurring scam active again involving local residents receiving unsolicited calls from persons claiming to be from an out of state law enforcement agency regarding fraudulent Social Security activity.
These are most assuredly a scam.
The caller will identify themselves as a member of the federal government and give an employee number and possibly a case number. They may know the name of the person they are calling and will likely ask for a date of birth and Social Security number.
From there, the caller will state a number of things which may include there are warrants for the victim’s arrest, that they owe money, or that they need to change their Social Security number.
If you get a call like this hang up. The Social Security Administration will NOT call you about this. Neither will the IRS. It is generally not possible to change your Social Security number.
Do NOT give out your date of birth. Do NOT give out your Social Security number. Do NOT make arrangements to meet, to send money, or try to engage the caller in any way. Hang up.
If you do give out your birth date or any other information, contact your banks and any lending institutions you do business with and inform them that you were the victim of this scam. Change any online passwords you have. Obtain a credit history for yourself and review it routinely for any fraudulent activity.
A John Deere Gator was stolen the night of 10-3-2020 from the 3000 block of South 1st Street, just south of Norfolk.
The vehicle is a 2016 John Deere Gator TX 4×2. 15 HP gas powered, rhino lined box that has electric lift, yellow sprayer in the back with Honda pump motor. It has Battle Creek registration- license #159.
The photo is not of the actual vehicle taken.
Please contact Deputy Drew Smith at (402) 454-2110 with any information about this theft.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is now able to accept credit and debit card payments for some fees, services, payment of fines and costs for arrest warrants, and delinquent property tax payments utilizing GovPayNet.
Payment may be made for vehicle title inspections, fingerprinting, and gun permits via cash or credit/debit card at the Sheriff’s Office.
Advance fees for civil process can be made via cash or credit/debit in person or online at GovPayNet
Payment of delinquent property taxes can be made at the GovPayNet tax site. If you ever need assistance with your taxes, then consider hiring an accountant when you visit Brotman Law so you have all the assistance you need.
Credit and debit card payments are currently NOT accepted for payment of bonds.
There is a convenience fee assessed for each payment made which is non-refundable.
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