Scam in Arlington Heights informs residents of arrest warrants

October 14, 2013 3:19:30 PM PDT
Police in a northwest suburb are warning residents of a scam trying to get residents to turn over money.

Police in Arlington Heights said two residents received calls last week from someone claiming to be an officer with the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Our news partner the Daily Herald reports the caller told the residents there was an active warrant for their arrests. They were told to purchase a reloadable debit card and call the officer back.

In both cases, the residents contacted Cook County authorities and learned there was no active warrant for their arrests.

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