Rockford Scanner™: Local police warn citizens of a new scam




The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department is issuing a telephone scam warning to the public.

The Sheriff’s Department has taken several reports from citizens complaining of a telephone scam targeting sex offenders.

Sex offenders are receiving telephone calls from persons claiming to be with a Federal Government Task Force in Winnebago County. A person claiming to be a Detective is claiming the offender’s DNA is not on file and to avoid a warrant being issued for their arrest, a fee must be paid by credit card. Do not provide anyone with your personal information nor credit card information.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department nor any other Federal or local agency is making any calls demanding money, nor making any such solicitations.