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Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a phone scam in which the caller identifies himself as “Sgt. Dennis Peterson” or “Lt. Jonathan Moore” and claims to be an employee of the sheriff’s office.

The calls have originated from multiple phone numbers, and it is unclear how widespread these phone calls may be, or whether there are additional versions and additional fictitous names.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office does not call to solicit money. The sheriff’s office urges caution if you receive this or a similar call. Do not agree to send money or provide any sensitive personal or financial information.

If you have any suspicion about the call, you are encouraged to contact the Cook County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 847-635-1188.

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