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Police warn of phone scam
Harrisburg Police Chief Bob Smith said Wednesday that a local woman contacted Harrisburg Police about a telephone scam that she encountered recently.
Apr 11, 2013 5:16 PM
Debit Card Scam Targets '318' Cell Phones
A bank debit card scam in Southern Illinois is apparently targeting cell phones with a wireless "prefix" of "318."Police confirm that cell phone owners will get an automated call saying that their debit card has been compromised. You are then asked to "Press 1" which takes you to another automated call which claims to need your account number and your PIN security number to fix a security problem with your bank. Banks don't operate that way. Banks have a special, personal protocol with customers to fix problems. If you provided secure information, call your bank and advise them.
Feb 8, 2013 10:37 AM
Pleads guilty to disaster relief fraud
April D. Trexler, 32, of West Frankfort, Illinois, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Benton to a one count indictment charging her with fraudulently claiming disaster relief benefits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced.
Dec 7, 2012 11:46 AM
Jesse White warns businesses to beware of scam
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is warning businesses to beware of a scam targeting Illinois corporations. This is the second attempt this year by this group to swindle businesses, according to a release from White's office.
Oct 31, 2012 3:38 PM
John B. Jones sentenced to three years
Former funeral director at the now closed Gaskins-Jones Funeral Home in Harrisburg, John B. Jones, 52, was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Thursday morning by Massac County Circuit Judge Joseph Jackson, who was appointed to oversee the trial that began in 2009 after it was discovered Jones was misusing funds meant to be placed in trust funds for clients who purchased pre-need funeral contracts.
By Christy Stewart | email@example.com
Oct 11, 2012 6:56 PM
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