Police Reports: Woman Falls Victim to DirecTV Scam

3.15.19 at 0235: A 28-year-old Marshfield male was arrested at the 100 block of 6th street during a traffic stop for OWL. He was transported to the Marshfield PD for booking procedures and was later released.

3.14.19 at 1428: A Marshfield woman reported that an unknown offender scammed her indicating that he represented DirecTV and that he had a price deal for her, but she needed to give him her personal information including full name, date of birth, social security number, and a credit card number before he could tell her the details of the price deal. The victim did provide her personal information and credit card number although she did not want the service as she goes through a different cable provider which is cheaper. Her credit card was cancelled and will be issued under a different account number. She was advised to periodically check the credit bureaus to ensure that someone does not establish credit in her name.

3.14.19: A 32-year-old Marshfield male was taken into custody on a Probation Hold at his residence. The male was transported to Wood County Jail without incident.

3.11.19 at 0630: The complainant reported that a 51-year-old Stratford male had filled up his vehicle at a gas station in Marshfield and then advised the store attendant that he had forgotten his wallet and would be back later in the day to pay. The complainant stated that the male had not yet returned to the store or contacted them about payment. The officer attempted contact via phone and was led to voicemail. On 3.12.19 the male called back and stated that the main office for the gas station company had told him that they would mail him the bill, so he was waiting, but ended up going back to the gas station to make payment. The gas station later confirmed that payment was made.

3.11.19 at 1138: A Marshfield woman called the Marshfield PD to report that she had been scammed by an online incident and during that conversation money was transferred into her bank account and the male requested that money be returned in the form of Google cards. Victim did contact her bank and credit card companies. The total amount taken was $2,200 and she did give other personal information. Victim was advised to contact IC3.Gov.