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Tazewell County, IL Sheriff's Office
Monday May 17th, 2010 :: 08:21 a.m. CDT


Telephone Scam Alert

Telephone Scam Alert

For Immediate Release

The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office is providing a warning to the public against an ongoing scheme involving jury service. The public needs to be aware
that individuals identifying themselves as court employees have been telephonically contacting citizens and advising them that they have been selected for jury duty. These individuals ask to verify their name,
birth date and social security number. If the request is refused, citizens are then threatened with fines and arrest.

The judicial system does not contact people telephonically and ask for personal information such as your social security number or date of birth. If you receive one of these phone calls, do not provide any
personal or confidential information to these individuals. This is an attempt to steal or to use your identity by obtaining your name, social security number and potentially to apply for credit or credit cards or
other loans in your name. It is an attempt to defraud you.

If you have already been contacted and have already given out your personal information, please monitor your account statements and credit reports, and contact your local law enforcement agency.

Tazewell County, IL Sheriff's Office
101 South Capitol Street
Pekin, IL 61554

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 309-346-4141

Bill Merrill

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