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Police say scam is targeting elderly women in Central Illinois


Quincy police are warning of a scam that's targeted elderly women in Central Illinois.

Victims report a man claiming to be from their bank calls and says another employee was stealing from their account. Police say he asks for the victim's help to catch the person and convinces them to make cash withdrawals.

The suspect then reportedly meets them in person at a local business and takes the cash.

The victims describe the suspect as an older white male, approximately 60 years old, 5'7" tall and 170 pounds. The suspect is believed to have gray hair, blue eyes, and glasses.

Quincy police say this has not occurred in our area, but has been reported in Springfield.

Authorities say do not give out personal information/account numbers over the phone. 

If you have any questions, contact Detective Tom Liesen at the Quincy Senior Center at 223-7904, Ext. 104.

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