DATE: July 30,2015


Macon County State's Attorney Jay Scott and Macon County Sheriff Thomas Schneider announced today that area residents are being targeted by telephone calls from scammers claiming to be raising funds for the Republican Party. According to Bruce Pillsbury, Macon County Republican Central Committee Chairman, no one from the local  party, or anyone else to his knowledge, has been authorized to raise funds in this manner, and the calls are a scam.

If you receive this or any other suspected scam call, 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.



Jay Scott

                                                                                                   Macon County State's Attorney