The caller ID may say “Illinois Police” or “Illinois State
Police.” The phone number associated with the call is usually (618)
855-0185 but phone scammers have the ability to quickly change the
phone number that is displayed on caller ID. Citizens should be wary
of calls soliciting money regardless of what number is displayed,
particularly if threats are made by the caller or they become pushy.
The ISP will never call to solicit money on behalf of the
Department or ask you to send money to us for any reason. The ISP
encourages those that believe they have been the victim of a phone
scam to call (800)243-0618 and report it to the Office of the
Illinois Attorney General.
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For information on the different types of phone scams and indicators of phone
scams please visit the Illinois Attorney General website or the Federal Trade
[ISP Public Information Office]