Sioux County Sheriff's Office

Sioux County Sheriff's Office

REGIONAL—The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has issued a report of a scam involving people who have received text messages from someone claiming to be a local church pastor.

The texter, claiming to be the pastor, states they have a friend in the hospital ill with cancer and asks the recipient to purchase gift cards and send them the gift card numbers.

This is a scam, according to the sheriff’s office, and residents are urged to not respond to these texts or provide any information.