Crime Of The Week

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There are multiple scams being reported by Herrin residents. If you receive a call or email from someone identifying themselves as being with Publisher’s Clearing House and they request that you send them money to cover the taxes for your winnings, it is a scam! Do not provide these individuals with any personal information and do not send them any money.

We have also had numerous reports where checks are being sent to residents with requests to keep a portion as their fee and the remainder is to be sent to another address in the form of a money order or money gram. These are scams and are coming from outside of the United States.