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Tag Archive | "Grandparent Scam"

Arlington Heights Resident, Victim of Grandparent Scam, Loses $4,000

Arlington Heights police this week are warning residents to be wary of calls seeking money to bail a grandchild out of jail following a fraudulent phone call that caused an elderly woman to be scammed out of $4,000 last week in a so-called “grandparent scam.” A scammer phoned the woman on Thursday, January, claiming to […]

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$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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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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$55K Wire Transfer Failure Saves Woman from Being Scammed by “The Grandparent Scam”

After a string of scams this week — none known to be connected — a 79-year-old Mount Prospect woman almost lost $55,000 in a common phone scam known as the Grandparent Scam. The victim fell for the scam, but an electronic wire transfer of $55,000 failed. A male offender phoned the victim about 9:00 a.m. […]

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Grandparent Scam Succeeds: Scammers Get $2600 Claiming Grandson Has DUI Troubles

Unknown subjects called the victim, who lives in the 1200 block of Luther Lane, over several days and talked her into wiring over $2,600 via Western Union. The offender(s) convinced the victim her grandson was injured in a DUI accident and needed money for an attorney. The elderly female victim made two wire transfers to […]

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Grandparent Scam Attempt: Tells Potential Victim That “Granddaughter Doesn’t Sound Like Herself Because Her Nose Is Broken

SCAM ALERT: The potential victim — a male, age 87 — received a telephone call from a subject claiming to be his granddaughter. The caller stated she was involved in a DUI accident in Indiana and doesn’t sound like herself because of a broken nose and stitched lip. She stated she needed money to get […]

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The Grandparents Scam: 82-Year-Old Victim Suffers $5,000 Loss By Offender Claiming to Be Lawyer After Her Grandson

SCAM ALERT: Arlington Heights police reports an 82-year-old female victim received a telephone call from a subject claiming to be her grandson. The offender told her he needed money because he was involved in an accident in Florida where the unborn child of the other driver was killed. A second subject claiming to be the […]

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Arlington Heights Police Warn of Grandparent Scam and Publishing Clearing House Scam

Arlington Heights police recently filed two cases of scams that were attempted against Arlington Heights victims. An 82-year-old male complainant received a telephone call from a subject claiming to be his grandson. The fake grandson explained he was arrested for DUI in Orlando, FL and needed $1,420 to be wired for his bond. He also […]

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Victim Doesn’t Fall For The Grandmother Scam in Telephone Fraud on South Prindle Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about Friday of a telephone scam directed at an elderly resident in the 400 block of South Prindle Avenue. Police received a report that a male subject called an 80 yr-old female complainant and claimed to be her grandson using the correct name. He asked her to send bond […]

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Arlington Heights Resident Almost Gets Scammed by the Grandfather Scam — AKA Grandmother Scam

Arlington Heights police received a report that an 83-year-old Arlington Heights resident received a telephone call from a person claiming to be his grandson. His “grandson” explained he needed $2,500 in cash wired to Athens, Greece where he had been arrested for a drug charge. The real grandson was away at college. A second person […]

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Arlington Heights Grandparent Scam or Grandmother Scam: Offender Gets Money

Arlington Heights police received a report that an offender contacted a 75-year-old female victim and stated “Grandma, do you know who this is?” The victim asked if the person was one of her grandchildren and used a specific name. The offender acknowledged he was indeed her grandson. He explained he was traveling in Spain and […]

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Telephone Scam: Grandmother Scam Tried Again

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:00 a.m. Tuesday of a well-known scam known as the Grandmother Scam or Grandparent Scam. Police received a report that an Arlington Heights resident and potential victim received a call from a subject claiming that the potential victim’s grandson was and needed money to get out of jail. […]

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