Avoid Fraud

The recent “Just Hang Up” campaign was created by the Illinois Attorney General’s office to educate seniors about telephone and money transfer scams. The campaign addresses the two following issues:
• The Just Hang Up piece educates consumers about the signs of fraud over the phone, and relays the message to “just hang up” on fraud.
• The Money Transfer piece explains what wire fraud looks like, with examples of letters and fake checks.  This piece also includes tips to avoid becoming a victim of a money transfer scam.
Please review the following flyers more information:
Please contact the Illinois Attorney General’s Consumer Fraud Hotline at 800-386-5438 or the Senior Fraud Helpline at 800-243-5377 if you have been a victim to or want to report either of the scams outlined above.