Local Police departments are investigating a series of telephone scams targeting the public. The scams often involve a telephone caller impersonating a family member of the victim or a law enforcement official calling on behalf of a loved one.
The caller often advises the victim that a family member or loved one has been arrested and needs money to get out of jail. In some instances the victim is asked to send pre-paid debit cards/gift cards or to provide the caller with the card numbers over the phone.
These types of calls are fraudulent; do not send money or provide any information. If you receive a call of this nature, contact the Highland Park Police Department immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Highland Park Police Department at 847.432.7730.