Sangamon County authorities are encouraging people to report phone scams, fake text messages, and other cyber crimes.
In recent years, authorities have generally told people to ignore such messages… since those types of long-distance electronic crimes are mostly unsolvable.
But the sheriff’s department has now set up a hotline where people can call and leave a message about attempted scams.
Undersheriff Jack Campbell says the idea is to collect that information and get it out to the media… in hopes of making others aware and helping them avoid becoming the victim of a scam.
If you are the target of such a scam, call 753-NOT ME (753-6686).