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Lake County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of phone scammer impersonating deputy, asking for gift cards

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam where an offender impersonates a sheriff’s deputy or sergeant and asks them for gift cards to satisfy fake warrants or civil paperwork. The sheriff’s office announced they are investigating several of the cases in which the offender calls county residents and falsely identifies […]

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Sheriff’s office warns of police impersonator targeting McHenry County residents

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam after a police impersonator reportedly called residents to ask for bond money. McHenry County College employees reported receiving phone calls and voicemails asking them to contact “Captain Terry Alexander” of the sheriff’s office regarding an urgent civil matter. When an unsuspecting resident calls […]

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Authorities warn of scammers impersonating the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to steal money and personal information from residents

Authorities are warning the community of a phone scam where scammers claim they are with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to steal money and personal information from residents. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said in a social media post yesterday that they were notified of the public receiving phone calls claiming they were from the […]

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‘Don’t fall for it’: Lake County Sheriff’s Office warns of scammer impersonating police detective

Authorities are warning Lake County residents about a new scam where someone impersonating a detective calls residents and says they have missed a court date in order to steal money from them. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said the scammer has been calling residents and claiming they are a sheriff’s detective. The scammer tells the […]

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Scammers calling McHenry County residents, threatening them with fake arrest warrants, officials say

Police say that multiple McHenry County residents received phone calls Friday from someone claiming to represent the sheriff’s office, threatening their arrest if they did not pay the scammer in gift cards. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that the community is being targeted in what they call a warrant phone call scam. Scammers are […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers pretending to be government officials

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that phone scammers are targeting Lake County residents by using names of actual sheriff’s office employees and court judges in a new scam. The scam involves con artists calling Lake County residents and introducing themselves as a member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The scammers use an actual […]