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Attorney General Madigan Issues Alert to Social Media Scam Posing as Attorney General’s Office

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Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—February 16, 2018

By: Rosemary Piser

Attorney General Lisa Madigan alerted Illinois residents today about a “free money” scam. Consumers have complained to Madigan’s office that they have received solicitations from social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram that provide links to get “free money” from her office through alleged government grant funding. Madigan said these are scams designed to get personal information from people, including their social security numbers.

Attorney General Madigan said, “My office will never send messages over social media or emails asking for your social security number or personal information. If you receive a message claiming to be from me or the Illinois Attorney General’s office, do not respond or click on any links and contact my office directly to report the scam.”

Madigan urged anyone who has encountered this or any similar scam to contact her Consumer Fraud Hotline:

1-800-386-5438 (Chicago)
1-800-243-0618 (Springfield)
1-800-243-0607 (Carbondale)

Consumers can also file complaints online at Madigan’s website.

Source: www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov

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