CHILLICOTHE, MO – A scam reported by the Livingston County Sheriff indicates respondents are attempting to blackmail residents for money.

In this hit-or-miss scam, the perpetrator claims to have evidence of an affair. Demands for money are made in exchange for their silence. According to the sheriff, the scam preys upon those who may be paranoid about personal events in their life. Anyone who has become a victim of the scam should report it to law enforcement.