Sheriff warns of man posing as ‘federal investigator’
Authorities in Gage County are alerting residents to an apparent scam.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Authorities in Gage County are alerting residents to an apparent scam.
Gage County Sheriff Gus Gustafson said a Filley man reported receiving a phone call from “a male with a heavy foreign accident who identified himself as Asheel Agarawal,” and who said he was a “federal investigator.”
The caller told the man he owed the federal government $815,000, Gustafson said, and had already obtained person and financial information about the victim.
The caller wanted the victim to provide his social security number and then go to an ATM machine “that had an eagle on it” and withdraw money, Gustafson said.
After the man hung up, he reported the suspect called back three more times.
The victim states he disconnected the phone call, but the suspect called back three more times. He was aware this was a scam and came to the sheriff’s office to report it.
The victim in this case did not lose any money.
GCSO urges all residents to be cautious when dealing with people they don’t know over the phone or online.
Authorities say the federal government will not contact you by phone to collect a debt.
If you receive a suspicious call or email, contact your local authorities.