Phone scammers threaten to kill you, your family

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A disturbing phone scam is going around Macon County where callers threaten to kill you and your family if you do not pay up.

A computer-generated male voice makes the threats and tells you to pay $10,000.

The call tells people they are under surveillance and warns them not to call police.

Officials said to immediately hang up if you receive one of these calls.

They also ask you to report the calls to the Elder Fraud Hotline by calling (217) 615-7582.

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