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The original item was published from 6/26/2018 11:39:00 AM to 8/1/2018 12:10:02 AM.

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Misleading Telemarketers Continue Calling Lake County Residents

ALERT BUTTON

Waukegan, IL – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive numerous calls from the public stating telemarketers identifying themselves as calling on behalf of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office are soliciting for donations/and or pledges. The most recent callers are stating that telemarketers are soliciting for advertising options ranging from $125 to $2,000 in exchange for a license plate frame.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office does not make phone calls soliciting money from the public.

If you receive a call from a telemarketer identifying herself/himself as calling on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, be advised the call was not approved by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

If you would like to report the call, contact our Criminal Investigations Division at 847-377-4250.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Attorney General’s Office on this matter to ensure the public is not intentionally/or unintentionally misled.

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