DATE:  February 10, 2015


Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott and Sheriff Thomas Schneider announced today that Macon County residents are currently being heavily targeted by a telephone scam.  The callers claim to be employees of Ameren Illinois, notify the victims that their power bill has not been paid, and represent that an employee will be at their home or business within the hour to disconnect the power.  The callers demand immediate payment in order to avoid disconnection. 


Residents are advised to hang up if one of these calls is received.  If you suspect a scam is about to be or has been committed, please call the Elder Fraud Hotline at 217-615-7582.  All calls are answered by State’s Attorney Jay Scott or Sheriff Thomas Schneider.  For more information on scams, please visit the State’s Attorney’s website at





                                                                                                Jay Scott

                                                                                                Macon County State’s Attorney