Money for Money Scam Attempted with Instructions to Use Western Union

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SCAM ALERT: Arlington Heights police received a report of a scam attempt recently. A potential victim received a telephone call from a male identifying himself as Alex Cooper. The subject told her if she went to Western Union and sent him $100 she would receive a check for $20,000. Knowing this call was part of a scam she told the caller to stop bothering her and then hung up.

Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.



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