Scam: People raising money for basketball team that doesn't exist, Rockford police say

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford police warn locals about a scam in which people are "raising money" for a basketball team that doesn't yet exist.

Police say the scam involved people approaching locals and asking for money to support Ellis Elementary's basketball team, which had not yet been established.

According to RPS 205, "at no point were any families asked to raise funds on behalf of Ellis."

The individuals collecting money were wearing Ellis T-shirts, according to police.

If you have any information on the suspects, contact Rockford police at 815-966-2900.