Beware Of Illinois Phone Scam

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – An identity theft phone scam has surfaced in Sangamon County, deputies said.

A Facebook post from the Sangamon County Sheriff’s office said deputies have heard recent complaints of the scam. They said a caller acts as if they are with law enforcement and seeks verification of the victim’s social security number, name and date of birth.

Deputies said a person who takes a call like this should not provide any information and hang up right away.