A Reminder: Hang Up When Phone Scammers Ask, 'Can You Hear Me?'The callers are trying to elicit a “yes” response, according to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Scammers can then use the recording to authorize fraudulent charges.
Phone Scammers Pretending To Be Will County Sheriff’s OfficialAuthorities have received several reports of people receiving calls from someone using the names Lieutenant Taylor of Lieutenant Tatum and claiming that a warrant is out for their arrest, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
State Police Warn Of Criminal Investigation Phone ScamPolice are warning Illinois residents of an ongoing phone scam in which the caller claims the resident is being criminally investigated and demands money.
DEA Warns Of Scammers Posing As Special AgentsThe Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a warning about criminals posing as DEA special agents, as part of an international extortion scheme.
FTC Warns Of $5M Debt Collection Phone ScamIt’s a scam so big thousands of people here in Chicago and around the country lost $5,000,000; and the Federal Trade Commission is still adding it up.
Police Warn Elderly Of Phone ScamPolice on the North Side are warning elderly residents of a scam in which a man and woman are stealing money from people at senior living buildings, police said Friday.

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