OTC resident a new scam victim

By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent 

Two roadway accidents with injuries were reported March 15 in Otter Tail County.

The first, along Interstate 94 in the southwestern section of the county, took place at 6:26 a.m. A man lost control of his vehicle which rolled and landed on its roof. The victim was taken to the hospital in Fergus Falls with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies said a second traffic accident took place at 6:54 a.m. on Highway 59 in western Otter Tail County. One minor injury was reported.

County resident

a new scam victim

County sheriff deputies reported on March 15 that a county resident lost $400 as the victim of a scam.

A man who believed his uncle’s Facebook account was hacked was blackmailed into providing gift card numbers (two cards worth $200 each). Once the numbers are provided to those committing illegal acts, the money is gone and cannot be recovered by the scam victims.