CHRISTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
301 W. Franklin Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
 
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217-824-4961(Non-Emergency)
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Bruce Kettelkamp
Sheriff
 

CHRISTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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301 W. FRANKLIN STREET • P. O. BOX 678 • TAYLORVILLE, IL 62568

SHERIFF BRUCE KETTELKAMP PHONE (217) 824-4961

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Press Release

January 18, 2013

Scam Warning

The Christian County Sheriff Bruce is warning residents of an online employment scam involving a "Worldwide Express Job Opportunity". The email will ask the recipient to complete an employment application and email back to Worldwide Express. The job duties will state that the employee will receive packages to their address they have provided and in return they will be given a forwarding address to send the packages to.

It has been confirmed the packages are being ordered online using stolen credit card numbers. Worldwide Express states the employee will receive $40.00 for each package they send. After sending the packages the employee will never receive the payment or be contacted again.

The United State’s Postal Inspectors have confirmed the person(s) involved reside in other countries than the United State’s. The sheriff’s office urges residents to never respond to any email or letter asking for any personal information including Social Security numbers, personal emails accounts, PayPal information etc.