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Tag Archive | "fraud"

Airline Account Hacked, Buffalo Grove Resident Loses Frequent Flier Reward Points, Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove police received a report on Wednesday of fraud and identity theft in the block of 2600 Misty Woods Road Buffalo Grove, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders hacked into his airline account and used his frequent flier points to make purchases. The crime is was reported on June […]

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Strange Cash Fraud/Theft Case at Jewel-Osco Parking Lot on East Rand Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 3:31 PM Friday theft of cash in the parking lot at Jewel-Osco, 440 East Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL. A victim reported she was approached by an unknown offender in the parking lot. The offender said she could make the victim a lot of money. The victim went […]

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Palatine Resident Falls Victim To Fake IRS Agent’s Call — Loses $5,642

Palatine police received a report on Tuesday of an incident of deception and fraud after an unknown subject called a Palatine resident and falsely identified himself as an Internal Revenue Service agent. The unknown caller claimed the victim owed past due taxes and threatened victim with prison time if immediate payment was not made. The […]

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FBI ALERT: MoneyPak Scams with a Little Added Threat — A Bomb Scare

FBI ALERT Public Service Announcement: The FBI is aware of various scams pertaining to re-loadable pre-paid debit cards, but specifically wants to alert the public on a bomb scare scam targeting businesses.  MONEYPAK …  One scenario is scammers begin calling businesses and fraudulently representing themselves as a utility company employee and advising the utility bill […]

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Deception/Fraud of Victim’s Cell Phone Account Used To Pick Up Cell Phones, Arlington Heights/Palatine

Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:01 PM Thursday of deception/fraud to a resident in the block of 1600 North Windsor Drive Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders used the victim’s identity and account information to purchase items through the victim’s cell phone account. The items fraudulently […]

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Attempted Cigarette Purchase with a Counterfeit $20 Bill, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 12:01 PM Sunday of attempted forgery/fraud at the Citgo gas station convenience store counter, 304 South Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender attempted to make a purchase of cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. The clerk refused the sale and […]

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Grandparent Scam Succeeds: Scammers Get $2600 Claiming Grandson Has DUI Troubles

Unknown subjects called the victim, who lives in the 1200 block of Luther Lane, over several days and talked her into wiring over $2,600 via Western Union. The offender(s) convinced the victim her grandson was injured in a DUI accident and needed money for an attorney. The elderly female victim made two wire transfers to […]

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The Grandparents Scam: 82-Year-Old Victim Suffers $5,000 Loss By Offender Claiming to Be Lawyer After Her Grandson

SCAM ALERT: Arlington Heights police reports an 82-year-old female victim received a telephone call from a subject claiming to be her grandson. The offender told her he needed money because he was involved in an accident in Florida where the unborn child of the other driver was killed. A second subject claiming to be the […]

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Spoofing, Swatting, Now There’s Doxxing or Doxing: Politicians, Celebrities Personal Info Published

Authorities and celebrities were grappling with how to respond to a website that posted what appears to be private financial information about top government officials and stars such as Jay-Z and Mel Gibson. Doxxing or Doxing is the act of identifying a person from one or more pieces of information, such as an email address, […]

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Brothers Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Home Repair Fraud Scheme Involving Elderly Victims on City’s South and West Sides

CHICAGO — Two brothers were each sentenced Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to 14 years in federal prison after being convicted last year of engaging in a home-repair fraud scheme that targeted elderly victims on the city’s south and west sides. The defendants, John J. Sullivan, and his brother, Daniel J. Sullivan, swindled more than 50 […]

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Police Receive Report of Scam By User Posing as Needing Money For Army Leave on “Twoo” Dating Network

Arlington Heights police received a report about 10:42 AM Wednesday Police received a report that complainant connected with a subject she met through the “Twoo” social and dating website. The subject used the name “Tom Barker”. During a conversation he asked the female complainant to help him obtain leave from the U.S. Army. She was […]

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Village of Arlington Heights Alert: Beware of Dishonest Electricity Supply Solicitors Claiming “New Supplier”

The Village of Arlington Heights has received complaints about electricity supply solicitors. Some of these solicitors are misrepresenting themselves as “the Village’s new supplier.” Last spring, following passage of the referendum, the Village of Arlington Heights signed a contract with Integrys Energy Services. Residents received a letter from Integrys giving them the option of opting-out […]

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