Attention Verizon customers: officials with the Audubon County Sheriff’s office report that they have received several reports from residents of Audubon County receiving calls and/or texts from what appears to be Verizon stating they are out of data or behind on payments, and that their account would be suspended. After selecting a number to speak with a representative it sends you a link via text to click on. It’s believed this link could give the individuals behind this scam access to your phone and the information on your phone.

Officials with the Audubon County Sheriff’s Office have contacted Verizon and they are aware of the scam and working towards a solution.

They want their customers to not click any links or select any options when being called; hang-up, dial 611 from your Verizon phone, or call Verizon Customer Service directly.