Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam
Jul 07, 2016 01:49PM ● Published by Steven Jack
The Illinois Sheriffs' Association never solicits by phone but does conduct a direct mail campaign throughout the state of Illinois endorsed by the individual Sheriffs across Illinois.
Telemarketing fraud costs billions of dollars each year. Phone solicitors who want you to "act immediately" or are offering a "too good to be true" opportunity are most likely fraudulent. Remember that if you have any doubts, or are highly pressured - Just Hang Up.
You have the right to ask for the following information:
- The name, address and phone number of the organization for which they are soliciting.
- The name, address and phone number of the telemarketing firm.
- The percentage of every dollar paid to the telemarketing firm.
- Insist on something in writing prior to making a pledge or commitment.
Again, the Illinois Sheriffs' Association never solicits by phone. Should you receive a call from someone saying they represent your local sheriff or the Illinois Sheriffs' Association and are asking for donations contact the Sheriffs Office immediately or gather as much information as you can from the caller and report it to the Illinois Sheriffs' Association at ISA@ilsheriff.org
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE KENDALL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE