Stop Scam Alert

SHELDON—The Sheldon Police Department would like to make the public aware that there are a variety of scams going on.

The scammers prey on the elderly and the needy.

“If the situation sounds too good to be true, or a threat is made for your arrest, it is most likely a scam,” said interim Sheldon police chief David Dykstra. “Once you send the money, it is gone. The odds of you ever recovering your loss is unlikely.

“Use common sense when you are contacted by someone promising you something that sounds too good to be true,” he said.

Anyone with questions or who thinks they are being scammed are urged to contact the Sheldon Police Department at 712-324-2525 or other area law enforcement.