Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

(Waukegan, IL)  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a new scam making the rounds. The scheme involves someone calling Lake County residents and introducing themselves as a member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office…using an actual office employee name. As in previous scams, the caller indicates that the resident missed out on a jury summons and that there is either an arrest warrant or citation out for them. The scammer then indicates there is a voucher for purchase to negate the warrant. Sheriff’s officials say they will never call residents to request money, nor do they accept payments in any of the forms the scammers ask for such as gift cards and cryptocurrency. They also warn you to never give out personal information over the phone to anyone you do not know.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (6-9-22)