Will County residents targeted in phone scam

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
A cellphone is seen in this undated file photo.
A cellphone is seen in this undated file photo.
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JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- The Will County Sheriff's Office says residents have received calls from a number that shows up on caller ID as if the call is coming from their office.

The man who claims to be a detective and tells people that a warrant has been issued for their arrest on behalf of the IRS and asks them to send money, a scam often referred to as "caller ID spoofing."

The sheriff's office does not call people about warrants or ask for money or payments of any kind.

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