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Multiple email and phone scams have hit Antelope County, including Neligh Police Chief Mike Wright and County Assessor Kelly Mueller.
Wright is warning residents that numerous phone scams involving the IRS, Department of Legal Affairs and Microsoft have been reported.
“I’ve received three of them myself,” Wright said. “Anytime you get an email or phone call about a lawsuit or legal action against you, it’s a scam. There is a legal process for these types of things; they don’t happen over the phone.”
Wright said the phone calls all had U.S. numbers, some with 347 area code. He is asking residents to take proper precautions if they receive these calls.
On Monday, Mueller fell victim of having her email hacked by a scammer who sent messages to those in her contact list requesting money.