Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning Illinoisans about a new phone scam. She says the scammers are posing as government officials, using “spoof” technology to make it look like the call is coming from Washington D.C.
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Madigan says the caller may also pretend to be from the Federal Trade Commission and say you won a big prize that you must pay shipping and taxes on. She advises hanging up immediately if you receive a call like this.