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Tag Archive | "deception"

FTC: Money Lost to Romance Scams Up Almost 40% from 2018 to 2019

95 New Federal Trade Commission data from the agency’s Consumer Sentinel Network show that consumers reported losing $201 million to romance scams in 2019—up nearly 40% since 2018. Romance scammers prey on consumers who are looking for love, converting what feels like a budding relationship into an ask for money to help the scammer get […]

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Counterfeit $100 Bill Used for Small Purchase at Walgreens, Arlington Heights

30 Arlington Heights police received a report about 5:02 PM Friday November 16, 2018 of deception at Walgreens, 1000 East Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders used a counterfeit $100.00 bill to make a small purchase at the business. The suspect is described as a black […]

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Fraudulent $100 Bill Given to Employee in Transaction at Yogurt Store on Vail Ave, Arlington Heights

41 Arlington Heights police received a report about 6:31 PM Wednesday October 31, 2018 of a counterfeit bill pass at Berry Yo, 50 North Vail Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender provided the employee with a fraudulent $100 dollar bill and received change. The offender is described as a […]

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Computer Ransomware Attack at Home on S Cleveland Ave, Arlington Heights

34 Arlington Heights police received a report about 3:01 PM Sunday February 4, 2018 of a theft by deception in the block of 400 South Cleveland Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders contacted the victim via a popup message on her computer. The victim provided credit card […]

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Deceptive Offender Poses as IRS Agent Demanding Money; Deceives Resident, Arlington Heights

46 Arlington Heights police received a report about 6:01 PM Tuesday of deception and impersonation of IRS agents by telephone involving Apple iTunes cards purchased at three separate Walgreens, including 3 East Golf Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders contacted the victim on her cell phone and […]

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

41 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 […]

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

34 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. […]

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

33 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 […]

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Telephone Fraud & Deception Attempt to Resident on Stratford Lane

26 Arlington Heights police received a report that an unknown subject contacted by telephone an Arlington Heights resident that lives in the 300 block of South Stratford Lane, and stated the resident had won 2 million dollars. To claim the winnings the offenders instructed the potential victim to send a service/release fee of $2,290.00 via […]

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Woman Meets Man Online, Greets Him in Person, Gets Scammed at Jewel-Osco Parking Lot

48 Arlington Heights police received a report about 10:05 PM Thursday of online deception and theft at Jewel-Osco, 1860 South Arlington Heights Road. Arlington Heights police received a report that a female, apparently from out of town, met a male online. The male picked up the female from “the airport” and the two drove to […]

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