Victim Assistance Scam Alert

Victim Assistance Scam Alert

POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley and Director of Victim Assistance Theda Petrasko advise the public to be aware of a telephone scam from unknown individuals who purport to be associated with “the local victim assistance” and who solicit the call recipient’s social security number. 

In a statement from Stanley and Petrasko, they advised the public, “Unless a person is a victim in a pending case or was a victim in a recently closed case, no one from the Meigs County Victim Assistance Program will be calling.  Employees of the Meigs County Victim Assistance Program will always identify themselves at the beginning of every telephone call.  No one from the Meigs County Victim Assistance Program will make random phone calls requesting a social security number or any other personal information.”

If anyone receives a suspicious telephone call from an individual claiming to be associated with a victim assistance program and soliciting personal information, you are asked to report the call to local law enforcement, the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office at 740-992-6371, and the Meigs County Victim Assistance Program at 740-992-1720.