Scam involves TV Guide subscriptions

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has had a number of reports from county residents that they have been contacted by phone regarding their TV Guide subscriptions.

The caller is informing them that they can offer a greatly reduced rate if they would renew over the phone. The callers have requested bank account information so they can process the payment.

Several residents have done so, had second thoughts and called TV Guide direct. They were informed that TV Guide never solicits by way of telephone and advised it was a scam. Immediately, the residents notified their banks and reported and then contacted law enforcement.

I would like to remind everyone to not give out your personal information over the phone, and if something sounds too good to be true — it probably is.

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