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Tag Archive | "scam"

FTC: Advertising on Car Wrap Scams Are Targeting College Students

271 Scammer have found a way to prey on college students that are stressed about making car payments and keeping up with vehicle maintenance. If you have a car, you know how expensive the upkeep can be. Auto loan payments, gasoline, maintenance, parking fees, parking space rental fees, etc. So what if a company offered […]

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Naperville Police Alert: Scammers Are Phishing, Using Employee Login Info to Divert Direct Deposits

54 Naperville posted an alert on their official Facebook page Thursday April 25, 2019 advising the community of a relatively new scam being reported across the country that is diverting employees’ paychecks into other accounts. Scammers are using employee login information to either email the company’s HR department to request a change to the employee’s […]

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

41 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 […]

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Scam IRS Phone Robocalls Reported by Arlington Heights Residents

39 The IRS phone scam involves an unsolicited call from an individual fraudulently claiming to be a representative from the Internal Revenue Service in an attempt to defraud the call recipient of money. A number of residents of the Arlington Heights community have reported receiving robo-calls from the IRS. The robo-call advises the victim that […]

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Romance Scam: Buffalo Grove Woman Loses $50,022 in Scam by Male Correspondent on Match.com

26 Buffalo Grove police received a report that a Buffalo Grove woman was scammed out of $50,022 between October 2015 and January 2016 by a man she met on matchmaking service Match.com, according to Buffalo Grove police. In January on Match.com, the scammer told the 59-year-old woman that he was a secret service agent with […]

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Man Scammed Out of $200 by Man on the Phone Pretending to Be Sheriff’s Police Deputy

30 Mount Prospect police received a report that a Mount Prospect resident was scammed out of $200 about 1:00 p.m. January 27, 2016. The male victim received a phone call from a man pretending to be from the sheriff’s police. The offender threatened to garnish wages and suspend the victim’s driver’s license unless he provided […]

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New Facebook Scammers Lurk in Help Community; Pose As Facebook Support, Offer Toll Free Tech Support to Mess You Up and Get Your Money

57 Facebook.com has a help community, but there are some scammers lurking in the community that are out to help themselves to your money — not help you with your Facebook problem. Today, several people were offered a toll free number to call in response to help questions that were posted at … Facebook.com/help/community Facebook […]

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Victim Out $510K After Online Romance Scam on Match.com; Part Scam and Part Taxes on Transaction

32 Con artists have a formula that continues to fool unsuspecting victims into handing over money, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars, with online romance scams. Joy, scammed by a Match.com member, lost $510,000. $350K to scammer $145K to IRS $15K to State of Colorado Psychologist John Stapert, Ph.D. says that emotions can overwhelm logical […]

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Man and Woman Team Scam Buffalo Grove Woman Out of $15,000 in Lottery/Tax Scam

35 Buffalo Grove police received a report that a 54-year-old Buffalo Grove woman was scammed out of $15,000 while shopping at a discount store in Buffalo Grove. The woman was approached by a man and woman who convinced her to withdraw money from her bank account and give it to them. The entire deceit and […]

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Staged Apple iPhone Purchase Ends with Quick Grab and Run Theft at Taco Bell on Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights

26 Arlington Heights police received a report about 4:46 PM Saturday of a theft at Taco Bell, 1530 West Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders met the victim to purchase a gold apple iPhone 6, value $500. The offender grabbed the phone from the victim and […]

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Green Dot Money Pak Scam Involving Fake ComEd Agent Gets $1,000 from Victim on Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights

48 Arlington Heights police received a report about 3:57 PM Friday of a successful scam involving ComEd and Green Dot Money Pak card in the block of 300 South Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender called the victim claiming to be a representative from ComEd disconnection department […]

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Green Dot Money Pak Depleted After Victim Unknowingly Deposits Fake Check, Arlington Heights

21 Arlington Heights police received a report about 1:01 PM Thursday of deception fraud involving a victim that lives in condo/apartments in the block of 1200 South Old Wilke Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders emailed the victim with instructions to go to Walmart to purchase Green […]

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