Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Article excerpt

THIS DAY IN 1865

LIBRARY CHARTERED

St. Louis Public Library received its charter as the Public Library Society of St. Louis.

HEADS UP

SCAM ALERT

Authorities have issued a warning about scammers posing as Illinois State Police and soliciting money for a pension fund.

The agency said the scammers were spoofing caller ID to appear to be calling from a Springfield number associated with the Illinois State Police. The callers are seeking money to be sent immediately.

Illinois State Police say the calls are not coming from the agency and warned residents to be wary of calls soliciting money, especially if the caller makes threats or becomes pushy. They asked anyone who has been a victim of the scam to call 800-243-0618 to a file a report. …

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