Winnebago County leaders warn residents of new phone scam

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Winnebago County leaders are moving to crack down on illegal robocalls as they warn of a new phone scam in circulation.

In the scam, a callback number appears as if a call originated with the Winnebago County Clerk’s Office, but the County Clerk says it’s not from them.

The name behind the call, “McKinley and Fisher Law Firm,” is also bogus, they say.

Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-16th Dist.) says he is working in Washington to protect consumers from robocalls.

Kinzinger says he’s proud to see bipartisan support for the latest measure.

Meanwhile, the Federal Telecommunications Commission says it has blocked more than a billion robocalls

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