It has been brought to the Lincoln
Police Department's attention by one of our local banks that there
is a telephone scam taking place in our area. The scam seems to be
attempting to target the elderly.
A caller calls and says they are with
American Consumer Benefits. They are requesting several hundred
dollars from you along with your name, date of birth, address and
Social Security number.
The Lincoln Police Department
recommends that you do not supply your personal information over the
telephone to anyone that you do not know. Ask them not to call you
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If you receive one of these
telephone calls or have provided money to this company, we urge you
to contact the attorney general's office at (217) 782-9030 and the
Better Business Bureau in Peoria at (309) 688-3741 or the Lincoln
Police Department at 732-2151.
[Robert Rawlins, chief of