The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has received reports from across the United States of a fake ALT Family Farm website advertising heavy construction machinery for sale out of Evan, Minnesota. The entire website is fictitious and none of the pictures on the website exist in Brown County.
While the ALT Family Farms website may look legit, it is a SCAM. There are even videos on YouTube promoting the fictitious ALT Family Farm website.
The suspects behind the fraudulent website tell potential customers to make payments through wireless transfer. Customers who try and make an appointment to look at the machinery are eventually unable to make contact with the suspects any longer.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has received reports inquiring about the validity of ALT Family Farm. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is naming this fraudulent web site specifically hoping that individuals attempting to check on the validity of ALT Family Farm will realize that it is a scam.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Minnesota Department of Commerce to close the fictitious ALT Family Farm website down.
If you have any information regarding this site, please contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Investigator Andrew Konechne at 507-233-6716.