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Chief warns of phone scam in Johnson City

JOHNSTON CITY, IL (KFVS) -

Johnson City, Illinois Chief of Police Vernon Campbell is warning the public of a new phone scam that he says has been going on in the community.

On Wednesday, the Johnston City Police Department received a number of calls from elderly men and women who said had gotten calls saying a loved one had been placed under arrest, and was requesting bond money to get the loved one out.

The scammers gave direct instructions of how to place the money on a gift card and call back with the account information.

Police say if you receive a phone call like this please note the phone number used and immediately contact the Johnston City Police Department at 618-983-5888 with the information.

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