Salem Police Warn About Hard to Spot Scam

Jan 18, 2018

A new phone scam is going around the Salem area.

Phone scams are becoming more common and now they use local numbers to get you to answer the phone.

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says a possible scam is operating in the area involving his agency.

He says local businesses have reported receiving calls from a person who claims they are representing the Williamson County Sheriff's Office to raise money to provide coats for needy children.

Utilities across the country are taking time this week to warn customers about the threat of scammers.

The SIU-Carbondale Office of Information Technology is putting out an urgent notice to the campus community about an email scam.

Interim Chief Information Officer Scott Bridges says students, faculty and staff at SIU-C are receiving emails telling them their financial aid award letter is available by clicking on Saluki Net or their SIU email account.

Union Co. Sheriff's Office

The Union County Sheriff's Office would like to alert the public of a scam that appears to be making it's way around the county.