CHICAGO (CBS) — The Will County sheriff’s office is warning residents about recent phone scams in which the caller claims to be a police officer with the sheriff’s office.

Authorities 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. The caller claims the victim failed to appear for a federal jury subpoena and directs them to call (815) 524-1209 to arrange for money.

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The sheriff’s office is warning residents that the number is not associated with the Will County sheriff’s office. All active Will County warrants can be verified online by visiting

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Anyone who receives a call from the phone scammers is advised to hang up and report the call at (815) 727-8575 or

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