Kewaunee County Warning of Emergency-alert Scam

Kewaunee County Emergency Management is warning residents of a reported scam that involves the use of the CodeRED emergency-alert system, formerly used by Kewaunee County for mass residential notifications. On April 29, Emergency Management received a phone call from an Algoma resident who stated she was told to contact Kewaunee County CodeRED emergency alert regarding a refund. Instead of picking up the phone to dial either of those numbers, the resident called Emergency Management rather than numbers provided in the voicemail. “The resident told us that she didn’t respond to the voicemail left for her and instead thought that she should contact us to confirm that the phone call was a scam,” said Tracy Nollenberg, executive director of Kewaunee County Emergency Management. “We would never use our emergency-alert system for anything but an emergency, nor would we issue any sort of refund as there is no cost to residents who sign up for the service.” Kewaunee County Emergency Management currently uses Rave Alert for notifications. The Rave Alert system replaced CodeRED on January 1, 2018. Anyone who has questions or concerns regarding this scam involving CodeRED should call Kewaunee County Emergency Management at 920.845.9701.