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Scammers targeting Lake County residents by impersonating sheriff’s office, officials warn

Authorities are warning that scammers have recently been targeting Lake County residents by claiming to be with the sheriff’s office and telling callers they have a warrant. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and 19th Judicial Circuit Court said in a joint statement Wednesday that the scam involves con artists calling residents and introducing themselves as […]

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Sheriff’s office seeing uptick in romance scams on online platforms involving Lake County residents

The sheriff’s office is warning residents about ongoing cryptocurrency romance scams that they say are on the rise involving Lake County residents. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said Wednesday that sheriff’s detectives have seen an increase in romance-based scams which originate on dating apps, social media apps and other communication platforms. “These […]

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FBI warns of ‘virtual kidnappings’ in Illinois where scammers extort ransom money in fake kidnappings

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Chicago is warning the public about a virtual kidnapping scam targeting families in Illinois and across the United States. Emmerson Buie Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Chicago Division, issued the warning Friday. Authorities say the scam has occurred for at least two decades but has […]

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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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Lake County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammer impersonating the sheriff’s office

Authorities are warning Lake County residents that a scammer, who is impersonating a police officer, has been calling residents and threatening them with fake warrants in order to steal money. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating several deceptive practices and impersonating a peace officer cases in the county. The offender is calling […]