Scam

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports that a new scam has surfaced of a subject(s) falsely representing themselves as working for Ameren Electric.  The subject(s) told the homeowners that there were two electricians in route to turn off their power unless the bill was paid in full. The phone...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel is alerting area residents about a phone campaign which is fraudulently using the name of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association in its solicitation. Harvel emphasized in a news release that the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association never solicits by phone. The association...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel wants to alert residents to another phone scam. According to the Illinois Sheriffs' Association, a phone campaign is fraudulently using the name of the Illinois Sheriffs' Association in their solicitation.  The Illinois Sheriffs' Association never solicits by phone...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is alerting business owners in the state about a scam in which scammers send emails, or in some cases social media messages, posing as representatives of the attorney general’s office in what is likely an attempt to con people into sending money or downloading...

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