Illinois AG: Friends, family of Highland Park shooting victims targeted by scam calls

Illinois AG: Friends, family of Highland Park shooting victims targeted by scam calls

HIGHLAND PARK, Unwell. (TOC) — Illinois Lawyer Basic Kwame Raoul’s Workplace has issued a warning about rip-off callers trying to money in on the Highland Park tragedy.

In accordance with the legal professional normal, many calls got here from individuals asking for cash in trade for serving to victims apply for help via the Crime Sufferer Compensation Program.

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“As victims of a violent crime – together with these affected by the horrific taking pictures in Highland Park – try and get better from trauma, they need to not should kind via misinformation or potential scams referring to applications that will present help in a time of want,” Raoul stated. “I’m reminding all Illinois residents to train warning, and make the most of free info and assets accessible via the Lawyer Basic’s workplace to keep away from being defrauded by these looking for to make the most of the gun violence plaguing too a lot of our communities.”

In actuality, that software charge is free. For extra info on this system, name the Lawyer Basic’s Crime Victims Help Line at 800-288-3368 or go to the Lawyer Basic’s web site.

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Raoul’s workplace additionally encourages warning earlier than donating to organizations claiming to assist victims of the mass taking pictures or different violent crime.

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