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 that in order to claim the prize, the victim needed to wire transfer money.

The victim wire transferred $1500 to the offender.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

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