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Tag Archive | "scam alert"

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

1,436 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 Heights Police have been informed of fraudulent phone calls soliciting donations for first responders and their families. The Arlington Heights […]

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Blackhawks Tickets, Bulls Tickets Scam Alert from Arlington Heights Police Department

28 The Arlington Heights Police Department is warning residents of a new scam that has been reported to police. Scammers are posting Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls tickets at artificially low prices on the Craigslist and Backpage websites. When potential victims contact the scammers, the scammers instruct the victims to go to CVS stores and […]

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

27 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 […]

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Fake Job Scam Alert: Internet Fraud Attempt Via Craigslist

31 A female (age 22) who lives in apartment in the 2100 block of South Tonne Drive, responded to a classified ad on Craigslist for a personal assistant position. She sent her resume which contained personal information to “David Wilson” who requested all correspondence be done by email because he was hearing impaired. She was […]

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

27 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 continue if he went to a Walgreen’s, Target or Walmart and buy a Green Dot Money Pack worth $385. When […]

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Arlington Heights Police Scam Alert For Email/Money Fraud Attempt

23 Arlington Heights police received a report that a subject received an email from a friend’s email account which was compromised by an unknown offender. The email stated the friend’s family was in the Manila Philippines and was attacked by robbers who took all their cash, credit cards and cell phones. The offender(s) were pretending […]

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Money for Money Scam Attempted with Instructions to Use Western Union

26 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 […]

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Alert from Arlington Heights Police Regarding Two Scams

22 Arlington Heights today alerted residents of two scams that were attempted recently against two residents in Arlington Heights. (#1) A complainant has been receiving numerous suspicious telephone calls since her husband passed away. Typically, the caller tells her she has either won money or a fabulous trip but needs to send money or provide […]

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