'It makes me furious...' One Wabash Valley woman speaks on being a victim of scam calls

A woman from Newton, Il is one of the latest victims to scam calls. She reached out to News 10 Tuesday night to make sure people are away this may happen to you.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 7:28 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 7:28 PM

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wabash valley woman".. is speaking-out.. about her recent encounter "with scam calls". say you get a call from a number "you don't recognize". you answer.. and the person on the other end says.. "there's a warrant out for your arrest"! what would you do? "today".. news 10's "richard solomon".. spoke with woman "in newton, illinois".. who received "this very call". //////// falling victim to a scam.. can make anyone feel vulnerable. add threats to the mix.. and fear and frustratrations can take over. ////// <on tuesday.. lisa rigg got a call from social security she wasn't expecting. "this is social security and you have an active warrant for your arrest and you need to call this number immediatley" for the next "5"-hours.. rigg says she reached out to the social security office.. looking for answers. those calls were never answered. criminal justice instructor william mackey says it's prime time for con artists to strike. "it's tax season. and people are getting their tax returns back so we always see an increase in the different types of scams" "it makes you think for a minute you know how these people can take somebody else's money and get away with it and it's that easy"> //////// //////// that easy"> //////// officials say government offices.. like social security.. will never request person information.. or issue an arrest warrant over the phone. if something doesn't seem right.. hang up..
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