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National Guard members targeted by telephone scam

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The National Guard is reminding all members to be skeptical of calls and verify information with unit leadership.

The Illinois National Guard is asking soldiers and airmen to be on the lookout for scam calls.

Members have been targeted by a telephone scam where they are asked to send a payment over online services like Venmo or CashApp in order to receive back pay.

The National Guard reminds soldiers and airmen to check with their unit leadership and verify any requests for information before giving out information or making payments.

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