DeKalb County officials warn of scam using sheriff's office number

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office warns the public of a phone scam​ in which the department's administration number appears on caller ID.

A suspect has been making calls that show the sheriff's office number, 815-895-7260. Authorities say the suspect impersonates an officer who is seeking an urgent call back or a payment for missing jury duty.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says it would never call local residents to ask for money or inform of missed jury duty. Any attempts of this nature would be considered fraudulent.