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Sheriff warns of phone scammers claiming to represent sheriff’s office

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart warned residents on Friday of a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.In this scam, the caller makes notification that there is an allegation against the victim and that payment is required. A spoofing application is used to make it appear on caller ID that the phone call is coming from a Cook County Sheriff’s Office number.The sheriff’s office does not make such notifications by phone nor does the office ask for payment over the phone.Dart offered tips to . . .

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