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Tag Archive | "identity theft"

DEA Sued for Using a Woman’s Photos for False Facebook Persona for Sting Operations

A woman is suing the DEA for using her photos without her knowledge to set up a fake Facebook page for criminal stings. Radley Balko, author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop” says even more astonishing than the fact that law enforcement authorities used a woman’s identity without her permission, is that authorities are defending […]

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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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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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AHPD Scam Alert: Identity Thieves, Phishers, Scammers Posing As Computer Anti-Virus Technicians

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT SCAM ALERT / BEWARE: You may receive a telephone call from a subject claiming to work for Microsoft, Geek Squad or some other nationally recognized tech company. They will claim they scanned your computer remotely and found viruses. We all fear viruses, data loss and identity theft, but the offender will […]

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Advocate Medical Group Building Burglarized: Personal Data of 4 Million Patients Stolen

Park Ridge police were notified of a burglary at an Advocate Medical Group building, 205 West Touhy Avenue that occurred on Monday, July 15, 2013. There is no word whether there was a burglary alarm in service at the address at the time of the burglary. There were security cameras in place at the address, […]

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Vehicle Burglary and Identity Theft on North Salem Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report on Thursday of a vehicle burglary in the block of 300 North Salem Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders burglarized a 2002 Chevy Cavalier in late June 2013. Vehicle registration and receipts and miscellaneous papers were taken from the glove box. […]

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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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Scam Alert for Medicare Telephone Fraud to Acquire Social Security Number

Arlington Heights police received a report about 8:21 PM Thursday of telephone fraud and possible identity theft from a victim that lives in the block of 1200 North Village Drive Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that the complainant received a telephone call from an unidentified male subject claiming to work for Medicare. He […]

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Identity Theft Report on Copperwood Drive, Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove police received a report of identity theft Thursday, April 12, 2012 that occurred to a victim in the 100 block of Copperwood Drive. The crimes are reported to have occurred between July 2012 and April 2012. Police received a report that someone has been using a resident’s social security number and driver’s license […]

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One Man Arrested on Felony Identity Theft/Deception Forgery Charges After Wallet Stolen from Unlocked Locker at Xsport Fitness on Golf Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report on December 21 that an unknown offender removed a wallet from an unlocked locker at Xsport Fitness, 320 East Golf Road. Several unauthorized charges were made on a credit card from inside the victim’s wallet on the same date. The unauthorized charges and the location of the unauthorized purchases […]

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Fake ID Orders Expose Students to Identity Theft, Criminal Penalties

COOK COUNTY SHERIFF WARNS PARENTS AFTER FAKE DRIVER’S LICENSE STING A Cook County Sheriff’s Police investigation into counterfeit driver’s licenses has led to citations for dozens of young people purchasing fake IDs from China, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Friday. Fake licenses (Cook County Sheriff’s Police photo). The Sheriff’s Police Special Operations Unit […]

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Suspect Telephone Fraud/Identity Theft Attempt

Arlington Heights police received a report that a victim received a telephone call from a subject who told her she was entitled to free services. The victim thought the call was from Medicare and was related to some recent surgery. The caller asked for the victim’s Social Security number, which was given. The caller then […]

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