The White County Sheriff's Office has received several complaints in reference to a scam involving the Illinois Department of Employment Security. People have received a debit card in the mail for the purpose of receiving unemployment benefits. If you have not applied for benefits... Read More.
The White County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of phone scam attempts during the past week in which the caller claims to be from the United States Social Security Administration. The caller requests personal information and threatens to have the Internal Revenue Service... Read More.
Two Carmi women, Shirley A. Logan and Barbara A. Kearney, reported to Carmi Police Tuesday morning, both had received unemployment debit cards in the mail and had not applied for unemployment benefits. It is believed to be an error, a scam, or possible identity... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is warning of a survey scam impersonating involvement from a Department official. Targets receive a text that appears to be from Capital One that says they must complete a banking survey to receive a $50 reward. Upon... Read More.
Illinois State Police (ISP) officials have received multiple calls from the public concerning suspected scam calls. Various ISP districts throughout the state have received reports from citizens stating they have received calls from individuals with a foreign accent claiming to be members... Read More.
Several local Senior Citizens have reportedly been the target of a phone scam recently. The caller pretends to be from Publisher’s Clearing House and tells the intended victim they are the winner of millions of dollars in the Grand Prize Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes.... Read More.
The Mt. Carmel Police Department has received an influx of complaints in regards to a social security scam. They would like to assure everyone the Social Security Office will not contact you via the telephone and asked for your personal information. They assure you... Read More.
Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter is warning the public of a scam that targets all age groups. People are receiving Facebook messages, typically from someone from their friends list that even has the correct profile picture. The message informs the receiver of a Government... Read More.
Scam Warnings Issued by Local Police The Carmi Police Department has received several complaints again of scams going around. According to the police department’s Facebook page, the two circulating in this area now are one involving Messenger. The victim is receiving a “message” from one of their... Read More.
White County Scam The White County Sheriff’s Department issued a warning about an increase in scams, here in White County. Several area residents have reported calls that indicated a family member had been arrested and needed $4,000 for their release. The scammers want a credit card... Read More.