TELEPHONE SCAMMER IMPERSONATING A MT. ZION POLICE OFFICER
DATE: October 19, 2015
Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott and Macon County Sheriff Thomas Schneider announced today that Mt. Zion residents are receiving scam telephone calls from a person identifying himself as a “warrant officer” with the Mt. Zion Police Department. The caller claims that the intended victims owe money on an outstanding debt, and that immediate payment is required to avoid arrest. The scam is enhanced by “spoofing,” which falsely shows on Caller ID that the call is coming from the Mt. Zion Police Department.
If you receive this call hang up. There is no such person employed by the Mt. Zion Police Department.
If you suspect a scam has been committed or attempted, please call the Elder Fraud Hotline at 217-615-7582. All calls are answered by State’s Attorney Jay Scott or Sheriff Thomas Schneider. To learn more about scams visit the State’s Attorney’s website at www.sa-macon-il.us.
Macon County State’s Attorney