LAKE COUNTY – In recent days numerous Lake County residents have reported receiving telephone calls from individuals soliciting funds for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Fraternal Order of Police.
Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. wants to make the citizens of Lake County aware that the Fraternal Order of Police is in no way affiliated with the Office of the Lake County Sheriff. Any attempt made to solicit funds via telephone, mail or in person by anyone identifying themselves as a representative of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office should not be considered legitimate.
This appears to be one of several “telephone scams” using the name of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to gain access to the financial information of unsuspecting victims.
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Submitted by Sgt. Curtis A. Gregory of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office