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Another phone scam circulating in Marion/Williamson County

Posted by on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 @ 8:56 pm.

WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. - Another phone scam is targeting people in Southern Illinois, this one from "Police Alliance."

The call our Marion correspondent received this week came from a Chicago number, 630-509-0492, asking for donations for police training and equipment. They are calling cell phones and are not listed with the Better Business Bureau.  

Our correspondent, in investigating the situation, said that people she's talked to are wondering "how do they get your number?"

"I worked for a telemarketing outfit in the early 90s," our correspondent, Becky Grimes, told us. "We  went into a town and looked in the phone book at the exchanges such as Marion would be 997 or 993. Each person would take a prefix and make cold calls starting with 993-0001, 993-0002 and so on. This is how they got your unlisted numbers."

Becky said that when she called the police alliance number back it just said "Hello, thank you for calling! Unfortunately all our agents are busy assisting others right now. It is after hours. Call back at another time. If you would like to be placed on our do not call list press 1 now. Thank you; good bye." She said there was no mention of the name of the business.

If you receive any of these annoying calls, feel free to report them to your local law enforcement agency.

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