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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Law enforcement warns of new scams

  • The Saline County Sheriff's Office and the Harrisburg Police Department have received reports of scams.
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  • The Saline County Sheriff's Office and the Harrisburg Police Department have received reports of scams.
    One of the scams uses an official agency name when calling a resident. Some of the agencies that have been used, include the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury and the Drug Enforcement Agency, according to a release from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.
    The caller usually states that the resident or a relative is in trouble with their agency and that submitting money to their agency, the trouble can go away. The trouble can range from failure to pay taxes, to a warrant or an arrest.
    The IRS, Department of Treasury and DEA do not call people and request money to be wired or transferred to their agencies.
    Also, anytime a request is made to send money to win a prize, this is a scam, whether on the phone or the mail. If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

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