The Barron County Sheriff’s Department is telling people that the office is not calling up and demanding a thousand-dollars for a court-ordered DNA test.
Yesterday, the sheriff’s office took to Facebook to warn of a scam that’s spreading around. Officials say scammers call people up, claim they’re with the sheriff’s office, then tell people they have to take a court ordered DNA test and pay a thousand-dollars with a gift card or else they will be arrested. The Department says that’s not how any of this works. Authorities say if you get a call, simply hang up.