A larger than normal telephone calls were received at the Niles Police Department this week. There have been two distinct types of calls:
- The first type of scam occurred in which the caller stated they were from the States Attorney's Office and requesting the victim to wire money to settle an outstanding issue or there would be an arrest warrant issued for them.
- The second type of scam reported involved the caller stating they were from the FBI and wanted to install "crime fighting equipment" in their yard. The caller told the victim send money through Western Union.
The Niles Police Department did not have any reports that were taken but the public should be aware that the it is not practice of any law enforcement agency to charge the public for law enforcement services or to threaten with warrant arrests for some outstanding issue.
If anyone has experienced these type of call and you have experienced a monetary loss to contact us at 847-588-6500. If you have only received the calls or believe someone is scamming you hang up.