Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott announced today that a disturbing new telephone scam has been reported in Macon County. The call utilizes a computer-generated male voice, which threatens to kill the receiver of the call, and his or her extended family, unless payment of $10,000 is made. The call further states that the intended victim has been under surveillance, and includes a warning not to notify the police. Residents are advised to hang up if one of these calls is received.
If you suspect a scam call the Elder Fraud Hotline at 217-615-7582. All calls are answered by State’s Attorney Jay Scott. For more information on scams, visit the State’s Attorney’s website at