Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
24 Hours:
Crime Tip:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm


Investigators help victims get money back from scammers

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -DeKalb County Investigators were able to retrieve $59,800.75 for a victim that had been involved in a scam.  Investigators worked diligently on this case with only a very small window to reverse the transfer and return the money to the victim's account. 

The faster we are made aware of this scam and the transfer of funds, the better.  We only have 72 hours to get the money back and it takes almost a day to fill out all the paperwork and get it sent in.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Criminals are continuously coming up with new ways to scam hard working people out of their money.  We don't want to see anyone lose their life savings to these criminals, so please if something seems too good to be true, it probably is"

"We urge you all to talk with your family and friends about these scams, especially the elderly who may be easily convinced that the scam is legit."

"Please do not give out any of your personal information to anyone over the phone unless you know 100% who you are talking to and you were the one placing the phone call.  But if you do fall victim to these criminals, please call us immediately at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 256-845-3801 so we can try to help you get you money back."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.