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Tag Archive | "fraud"

$2,000 Loss in Grandparent Scam on South Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:01 AM Tuesday of a victim of a “Grandparent Scam” in the block of 200 South Arlington Heights Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders contacted the victim by telephone and told the victim his grandson had been on an accident and […]

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FCC: ‘One Ring’ Wireless Phone Scam Racks Up International Call Rate, Pay Per Call Fees

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is warning about a wireless phone scam can charge fees when the victim of call is induced into returning a call by using caller ID to check the missed call or by responding to a voice mail. Some wireless consumers receive calls from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that […]

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Romance Scam: Buffalo Grove Woman Loses $50,022 in Scam by Male Correspondent on Match.com

Buffalo Grove police received a report that a Buffalo Grove woman was scammed out of $50,022 between October 2015 and January 2016 by a man she met on matchmaking service Match.com, according to Buffalo Grove police. In January on Match.com, the scammer told the 59-year-old woman that he was a secret service agent with his […]

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Sir Paul McCartney Turned Away from Tyga-Hosted Grammys After Party

TMZ: This is one for the ages … Paul McCartney turned away at a Grammy after-party … not once, BUT TWICE. So what is stranger? That Sir Paul McCartney was denied access to a Tyga-hosted Grammy party, or that McCartney would even want to attend Tyga’s party. TMZ has reported that Tyga has been sued […]

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Man Scammed Out of $200 by Man on the Phone Pretending to Be Sheriff’s Police Deputy

Mount Prospect police received a report that a Mount Prospect resident was scammed out of $200 about 1:00 p.m. January 27, 2016. The male victim received a phone call from a man pretending to be from the sheriff’s police. The offender threatened to garnish wages and suspend the victim’s driver’s license unless he provided his […]

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Arlington Heights Police: Victim Reports PayPal Security Breach Used to Purchase Apple Laptop Computer

Arlington Heights police received a report about 2:13 PM Thursday, March 26, 2015 of a fraudulent online purchase from a victim that resides in the block of 1200 South Haddow Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders were able to access the victim’s PayPal Account and charge the […]

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Arlington Heights Resident on South Dunton Ave Near Orchard St, Arlington Heights Victim of Grandparent Scam

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:01 AM Monday of fraud by “The Grandparent Scam” at 900 South Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders contacted the victim posing as an attorney and told the victim that the victim’s grandson was in jail. The victim was […]

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Victim of Wire Transfer Scam from Facebook Message Reported on East Lillian Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:46 PM Monday of deception via Facebook in the block of 1400 East Lillian Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender messaged the victim via Facebook telling the victim they had won a large amount of money in a drawing. The offender instructed […]

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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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