ELGIN, Ill. (CBS) — Police in Elgin warned the public Friday that their non-emergency number has been spoofed by scammers.
The scammers have set it up so the recipient’s caller ID shows the Elgin police non-emergency number, (847) 289-2700 – even though that is not really who is calling, police said,.READ MORE: Four In Custody Following Domestic Incident 'Involving A Firearm' At Sky Zone In Orland Park
The callers tell the recipients that warrants are being issued for their arrest, and they need to pay to settle the issue.READ MORE: Bronzeville Holds 9th Annual Small Business Saturday Celebration
Elgin police emphasized that they are not the ones making the calls.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Stabbing CTA Bus Driver In Custody
“Please hang up and do NOT send money/gift cards or whatever is being requested,” Elgin police said in a Facebook post.