December 4 – Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott says that a disturbing new telephone scam has been reported in Macon County.
Scott says the call utilizes a computer-generated male voice, which threatens to kill the receiver of the call, and his or her extended family, unless payment of $10,000 is made. The call further states that the intended victim has been under surveillance, and includes a warning not to notify the police.
Residents are advised to hang up if one of these calls is received.
If you suspect a scam please call the Elder Fraud Hotline at 1-217-615-7582. All calls are answered by State’s Attorney Jay Scott. For more information on scams, please visit the State’s Attorney’s website at www.sa-macon-il.us.