Illinois National Guard warning residents of new phone scam

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SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois National Guard is advising citizens to be aware of a new phone scam making its way through the state.

Officials say victims are being called by individuals claiming to be from the Illinois National Guard.  During the call, the victim is asked to make a donation to the Illinois National Guard.  However, officials say it is against U.S. Department of Defense regulations for any DOD entity, including the Illinois National Guard, to ask for donations of any kind.

If you receive any calls of this nature, you are advised to hang up and notify you local law enforcement.  

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