Phone Scam Circulating in Jo Davies County, Illinois
Another case of "you can't always believe what your hear"
Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner is warning residents of the county of a possible telephone scam occurring in Jo Daviess County. The scammer telephones a resident and will either impersonate a family member who is in need of money, or will claim they are an attorney representing a family member who is in legal trouble and is in need of money. The scammer will then attempt to convince the victim to wire a significant amount of money in order to help the family member.
We hear about these types of scams all the time. And unfortunately some people, especially the elderly, fall prey to these scammers.
Sheriff Turner is urging the public to exercise extreme caution if they receive telephone calls of this nature, and to not to wire money 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 at 815-777-2141, or your local police department.