Jolly Old St. Nick made an early visit to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office to meet with the Santa Sheriff’s Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to discuss the growing need for area families in the 2013 giving season. He was pleased to find that efforts have been ongoing this year with monthly raffle baskets and that letters will be going out to area businesses seeking local support through monetary donations. These donations will help the program purchase gifts for families in the community.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam that is generating in the Cattaraugus County Area. Residents are receiving phone calls from individuals stating that they are from the Federal Government informing tax payers that they have won Federal Grant Monies. Residents are being instructed to go to aWestern Unionand wire $250.00 in order to receive their grant prize money.
Individuals receiving these calls should never give out personal information or wire any funds. If you are a victim of this scam, notify your local law enforcem