Joint Statement from Kane County State's Attorney and Sheriff
Joint Statement from Kane County State's Attorney and Sheriff

Kane County Warns of Online Court Scam

Kane County Connects Staff 3/22/2023 9:00AM

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of a person claiming to be a lawyer or public official who is working for Kane County judges during their Zoom court calls.

This person sends messages to people through the Zoom court call chat feature and asks them to make a telephone call. While on the call, the offender asks the caller to provide photocopies of their driver’s license, bank statements and paystubs. This person then informs the caller that a payment through banking applications such as Cash App, Zelle Pay, Apple Pay and/or gift cards will help them to resolve their case.

The public should be aware that this person is conducting a scam and is not an employee of Kane County or any judges.

Please keep these tips in mind to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft or fraud:

1. Always verify who you are talking to. Scammers often pretend to represent an organization you know.

2. Scammers instruct you to pay in a specific way.

3. Scammers rush and demand immediate payment.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the identity of this individual should call the Kane County Sheriff’s Office at (630) 444-1103.

Source/Kane County State's Attorney PIO

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