Police warn of phone scam targeting sex offenders

phone scam generic

Police are warning the public about complaints of a phone scam targeting sex offenders.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, sex offenders are receiving calls from a person claiming to be a detective with the Federal Government Task Force in Winnebago County. 

The caller claims that the offender’s DNA is not on file, and to avoid a warrant being issued for their arrest, a fee must be paid by credit card.

Police warn never to provide anyone with your personal credit card information.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Made in the Stateline

More Made in the Stateline

Education Matters

More Education Matters

Behind the Badge

More Behind the Badge

Stateline Strong

More Stateline Strong