The Illinois State Police are warning residents about a phone scam where someone is calling claiming to be from the ISP and collecting donations for fallen police officers. The phone number most often associated with the call is from a 312 area code number, but phone scammers have the ability to quickly change the phone number they use.
ISP Master Sergeant Jason Bradley says the state police will never call you looking for money.
Bradley says everyone has resources to check and see if an organization calling you is legitimate.
The ISP encourages anyone who believes they have been victims of a phone scam to call 1-800-243-0618 and report it to the Office of the Attorney General.