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.