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“One Ring” Cell Phone Scam: Return the Call and Unwanted International Charges Hit Your Bill

37 The Better Business Bureau is warning cell phone users about the ”One Ring” scam and a new credit card scam.  ONE RING SCAM …  The “One Ring” scam, a scammer’s computer is programmed to autodial thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, ring once, and then disconnect. The scammers hope you are curious […]

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FBI ALERT: MoneyPak Scams with a Little Added Threat — A Bomb Scare

24 FBI ALERT Public Service Announcement: The FBI is aware of various scams pertaining to re-loadable pre-paid debit cards, but specifically wants to alert the public on a bomb scare scam targeting businesses.  MONEYPAK …  One scenario is scammers begin calling businesses and fraudulently representing themselves as a utility company employee and advising the utility […]

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

19 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 […]

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AHPD Scam Alert: Identity Thieves, Phishers, Scammers Posing As Computer Anti-Virus Technicians

33 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT SCAM ALERT / BEWARE: You may receive a telephone call from a subject claiming to work for Microsoft, Geek Squad or some other nationally recognized tech company. They will claim they scanned your computer remotely and found viruses. We all fear viruses, data loss and identity theft, but the offender […]

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Arlington Heights Resident Victim Of Advance-Fee Loan Scam

34 Arlington Heights police recently received a report of a fast cash loan scam that involved fraud by website and by telephone calls. The victim went to a website advertising fast cash loans. She gave the site her personal checking account information along with her name and cell phone number. She received a call from […]

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Scam Attempt Involves Knowledge of Insurance Check Due To Resident on North Wilshire Ln, Arlington Heights

35 Arlington Heights police received a report on Tuesday of a scam by telephone at a residence in the block of 1000 North Wilshire Lane Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that the potential victim of a scam received a telephone call from a subject who demanded he go to Walmart, purchase green dot […]

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Cook County Sheriff Warns of Scam Targeting Asian Indian Community Members

61 Des Plaines, IL – Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning of a phone scam where callers threaten victims with arrest and/or deportation if they do not pay up. Cook County Sheriff’s Police have received a number of reports from the unincorporated Des Plaines area of unknown callers telling victims they are from the Internal […]

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

22 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 […]

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS POLICE SCAM ALERT: “FBI Agent” Poser Tells Senior To Buy A Green Dot Money Car; Another Senior Gets Phished FOR Medicare SSN

34 A senior resident received a telephone call from an unknown offender who told her shhad won a Mercedes and $2.5 million dollars. The same resident also received a call from an alleged FBI Agent instructing her to go to Walgreen’s, purchase a Green Dot Money Card, load it with $499 and notify mail it […]

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Arlington Heights Police Scam Alert: “Work At Home” Offer on Craigslist Involves Check Fraud

34 SCAM ALERT: An area Arlington Heights business owner was contacted by a Chicago bank informing him about a bank customer attempting to cash one of his business checks. The signature on the check was a copy of the owner’s and the check number came back to an actual check issued to a different payee. […]

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Cook County Sheriff’s Police Warns of Lottery Scam

39 COOK COUNTY, IL – Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning residents not to be fooled by scams where “winners” are told they are entitled to a large lottery cash prize without ever having purchased a ticket. Scammers are reaching their victims, who are often senior citizens, via telephone calls, faxes, emails and letters to […]

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Cash Scam with Large Bill at Cash Register at Walgreens on Golf Rd, Arlington Heights

27 Arlington Heights police received a report about 12:49 PM Monday cash register scam at Walgreens, 3 East Golf Road. Police received a report that an offender purchased a low price item with a large bill. After approximately five minutes, the offender left with a second subject. It was later determined the offender scammed the […]

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