Press Release- Arrest Warrant Phone Scam
3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
The McHenry County Sheriff's
Office has taken several reports over the past few weeks from
residents saying they received telephone calls informing them of
the existence of arrest warrants against them.
The caller identifies himself as a police
officer from the Sheriff's department and informs the person that a
warrant was issued for one or several different reasons, for
instance, failing to appear for jury duty. The resident is then directed to another
phone number in order to arrange for payment.
The Sheriff's Office is reminding
residents that the MCSO DOES NOT conduct such business over the
telephone nor do we collect money over the phone. We do not call to inform any individual
that he or she has a pending arrest warrant. Residents who are unsure if they
currently have an active warrant for their arrest can visit their
local police department or Sheriff's Office for
If you receive such a phone call, do not
give the caller any of your personal or financial
You may make a report to the
Sheriff's Office by calling (815) 338-2144.