The Evanston Police Department is warning the public about a new scam that just could ruin your holiday dinner – or at least prompt a scare.

Several citizens have reported receiving voicemails telling them to contact a “Sergeant Levy” of the Evanston police because there are arrest warrants in their name, a news release from the department says.

The voicemail instructs them to call 847-766-0259, which purports to be the warrants division of the Evanston Police Department. It is not.

The call is a scam and residents should not provide financial information or agree to meet the scamsters. If you have fallen victim to the scam, call the Evanston Police Department’s legitimate number at 847-866-5000 to make a report.

Evanston police squad cars Credit: Evanston Police Department

Pat Sullivan

Patricia Sullivan worked at the Washington Post for about 20 years, covering everything from news obituaries to politics to hurricanes. She spent a year as a liaison between IT staff and the newsroom,...

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