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Possible Scam in Jo Daviess County
JO DAVIESS COUNTY (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office reports a new financial scam involving the USA Departmental Stores Sweepstakes Lottery.
Officials say victims receive a letter from "GLO Financial Services" announcing that they are a prize winner of a large sum of money.
A check is enclosed with the letter which is supposed to be deducted from the total winnings and used to help pay for the documentation and tax fees.
Victims are asked to pay the fees to tax agents via Western Union or Money Gram.
The letter says GLO Financial Services offices are located in Spain, England, and Canada.
Officials ask residents not to respond to the letters or attempt to cash or deposit the check.
If anyone has any questions or information about possible fraudulent activities or scams, they are encouraged to call the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office at (815)777-2141 or 800-373-7838.