Henry County Sheriff Warns of New Telephone Scam

The Henry County Sheriff is warning Henry County residents about a scam going around. First reported by the Kewanee Police, the scam involves an individual or individuals, spoofing the Henry County Sheriff’s Office phone number and calling residents. Once the scam artist has you on the phone and tells you they are from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, they request that you deposit money into an account provided by the caller. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is letting everyone know that the Sheriff’s Office staff will never call you to solicit money. Under no circumstance should you put money into any account requested by someone over the phone. The scam has apparently been going around in the Kewanee area with numerous residents contacting Kewanee Police about the scam call.

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