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Crime Prevention

Arlington Heights Police Warn of Fraudulent Phone Calls Soliciting Donations for First Responders and Families

1,707 The Arlington Heights Police Department alerted citizens at 9:24 a.m. on Friday April 3, 2020 that scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal money and personal information. The police messages stated that Arlington […]

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CRIME BLOG

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

32 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 […]

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Arlington Heights Police Telephone Fraud/Scam Alert: Man Poses As ComEd Agent Demanding Money Prior To Disconnect

34 The potential victim received a call from a subject claiming he was from ComEd. He told the complainant his services would be disconnected because he failed to make the necessary payments. Those services would […]