HomePress ReleasesSex OffendersMost WantedEmploymentContact UsE-News LetterSign Up For AlertsAdministrationAnimal Control DivisionCalendar of EventsChaplains CornerCivil ProcessCorrectional DivisionsCrime StoppersD.A.R.E.Information and AlertsInvestigationJailInmate RosterKnox County CourthouseLink and ResourcesPatrol DivisionRapid RecoverySearch and RescueSheriffs AuxiliaryTRAIDUnsolved CrimesWarrantsDeadbeat Dads and MomsFAQsNeighborhood WatchSnowmobile Search and RescueMissing PersonsHot Cases
Knox County Sheriff's Office Knox County Sheriff's Office Knox County Sheriff's Office
Visit Us On Facebook!
Home Press Releases Sex Offenders Most Wanted Employment Contact Us
Sign Up For Alerts
Animal Control Divisions
Calendar of Events
Chaplain's Corner
Civil Process
Correctional Division
Crime Stoppers
Frequently Asked Questions
Hot Cases
Information & Alerts
Knox County Courthouse
Links & Resources
Missing Persons
Neighborhood Watch
Patrol Division
Rapid Recovery
Search & Rescue
Sheriff Auxiliary
Snowmobile Search & Rescue
Unsolved Crimes
Crime Tip HOTline 309-344-0044 or submit via Email

Emergency Call:
Non-Emergency Call:
(309) 343-9151
(24 hours)

Email Map
Administrative Office:
152 South Kellogg St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (309) 345-3733



The Knox County Sheriff's Department has learned of a credit card scam occurring in the Knox County area.

The victims reported having received phone calls from a person claiming to be a representative of Capital One Bank. The person offers to lower their credit card interest rates and requests the account number to see if they qualify for the lower rate. 

In all of these cases, the Caller ID showed local telephone numbers but Investigators believe that the incoming numbers were "spoofed".

At this time all of the reports involve Capital One Bank but it is not unreasonable to believe the scammers won't use the names of other banks or companies. 

The Knox County Sheriff's Department wants to remind everyone NOT to give credit card or other personal information out over the phone unless you certain that you are dealing with a legitimate company.


     Knox County Sheriff's Office | © 2022
     Knox County, Illinois
Brooks and Jeffrey