Police warn of scams circulating in Houghton County

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office has recently seen an influx in telephone and Internet scams.

The scams have included people calling and identifying themselves as companies such as Microsoft or local businesses seeking personal information or computer access.  Other scams include the request to send money abroad to a loved one or friend in peril.

Police want the public to be aware of these scams and to call the department at (906) 482-0055 if the public has any questions.