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Will County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scams

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of scam phone calls from a person pretending to be a sheriff's detective, according to a news release.

The sheriff’s office received several calls from residents in the past week reporting they had received calls from a sergeant attempting to solicit personal information, deputies said in a news release.

The imposter has a Southern drawl and identified himself using the first and last name of an actual sergeant employed at the sheriff’s office. The caller identification number is also from an actual phone number.

The sheriff’s office has also learned of a caller, identifying as “Detective Brown” from the sheriff’s office, called a registered sex offender to claim the offender needed to drop off money at a specific location to comply with the law.

“The sex offender was already in compliance and was informed that we do not have a Detective Brown, and we do not call sex offenders and ask for compliance money,” the sheriff’s office said in the news release.

The office said it does not solicit residents’ personal information over the phone, call residents for fundraising reasons or make threatening phone calls to residents about payments for warrants, sex offender compliance or no-show at jury duty.

Anyone skeptical of a call they have received should call the sheriff’s office at 815-727-8575.

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