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Tag Archive | "telephone fraud Arlington Heights"

Telephone Fraud Similar to Grandparent Scam Reported to Police, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 7:19 AM Tuesday of a telephone scam of a resident in the block of 1100 West Grove Street Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders posed as a public defender, called the victim to report a family member was arrested and demanded […]

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Green Dot Phone Fraud: Business Owner Scammed by Man Posing As ComEd Billing Rep, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 12:31 PM Sunday to a report of telephone fraud to a business owner on the southside of Arlington Heights . Police received a report that a victim received a phone call from a male claiming to be a representative of ComEd. The offender claimed the victim’s power would be disconnected […]

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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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Credit Card Number Phishing: Victim Gives Up CC Number As Caller Portray

Arlington Heights received a report of a telephone “phishing for credit number” scam recently. A resident received a phone call from a source that was indicated on his name/number caller-ID as “ISON1”. The caller stated he was from “the credit card company” (no specific company name) and that his card was used at Home Depot […]

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

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 the […]

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

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 money […]

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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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