Phone Scam Hitting Central Illinois


 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY-A phone scam is hitting central Illinois. The scammer--pretending to raise money for veterans.

The Midwest Veteran's Association raises money to get homeless vets off the streets.

A man going by "Tony" claiming to be part of the organization is calling and asking folks for donations.

The problem -- the association doesn't solicit donations over the phone sending up an immediate red flag.

They advise anyone receiving a call like these to take down the number on caller id and to alert local authorities.   

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