The Illinois State Police District 21 is advising the area residents of yet another scam. This time the focus in on residents within the Ashkum district. Area citizens report they’re being called by a phone number that is spoofed to appear as if the number is actually from the Illinois State Police District 21. The scammer is advising the resident that their social security number had been compromised and is being used in a drug smuggling operation. It’s another attempt to obtain personal information.
State Police authorities state ISP does not solicit over the phone. Troopers remind people they should always remain skeptical when they receive an unsolicited call by anyone demanding personal information over the phone. They advise to never give personal information over the phone, e-mail, etc.