LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo. — A press release sent Monday from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports that a local senior citizen was the victim of a scam, prompting an investigation.

The scammer reportedly contacted the citizen about their checking account, trying to confuse the citizen in order to obtain personal information and numbers on the bottom of his checks.

The victim reportedly did not have funds drawn from his account, and alerted the bank.

If you believe a scammer is trying to gain access to your bank account or any sensitive information, hang up and call local law enforcement.