Scam Alert in Jo Daviess County

JO DAVIESS COUNTY (WIFR) -- Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner reports that the Sheriff’s Office has received information that a possible financial scam involving USA Departmental Stores Sweepstakes Lottery is being attempted in Jo Daviess County.

This scam involves a letter from GLO Financial Services announcing the recipient as a prize winner of a large sum of money in this lottery. A check is enclosed with the letter which is supposed to be deducted from the total winnings and used to help pay for the documentation and tax fees. Recipients are instructed to pay these tax fees to respective Tax Agents via Western Union/Money Gram. GLO Financial Services states that their offices are located in Spain, England and Canada.

Sheriff Turner wants to remind Jo Daviess County residents to not respond to these letters, and do not attempt to cash or deposit the checks.

If anyone has any questions regarding possible fraudulent activities and scams, please contact the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at (815) 777-2141 or 800-373-7838.

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