Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner is warning the public about a possible telephone scam occurring in Jo Daviess County.  The scammer telephones a resident and will impersonate an officer with the Social Security Office. The scammer will then attempt to convince the victim that someone was using their social security number fraudulently.  The scammer will want you to verify your name and social security number.  In some cases, the scammer will want funds wired to clear up your social security number.

Sheriff Turner urges the public to exercise extreme caution if they receive telephone calls of this nature, and to not to wire money or give out personal information to anyone unless they are absolutely certain of the identity of the recipient.

If anyone has experienced this, or a similar scam, please contact the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (815-777-2141 or 800-373-7838), or your local police department.