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Tag Archive | "telephone fraud"

Telephone Scams, Including IRS Investigation Division Scam, Active in Arlington Heights

Actual IRS scam phone call, and information from the Arlington Heights Police Department for residents and business owners on the recent rise in telephone scams. Beware of phony calls from individuals claiming to be from the IRS, ComEd, and law enforcement agencies. Robocalls have been distributed by offenders this week pretending to be the IRS. […]

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Deceptive Job Scheme Offered by Telephone, Arlington Heights

Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders contacted the victim twice via phone and purported to be a potential employer for her son. The offender advised the victim that she needed to go to the nearest Western Union to send $1000 to the offender to help her son gain employment. The Arlington […]

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$2,000 Loss in Grandparent Scam on South Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:01 AM Tuesday of a victim of a “Grandparent Scam” in the block of 200 South Arlington Heights Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders contacted the victim by telephone and told the victim his grandson had been on an accident and […]

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FCC: ‘One Ring’ Wireless Phone Scam Racks Up International Call Rate, Pay Per Call Fees

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is warning about a wireless phone scam can charge fees when the victim of call is induced into returning a call by using caller ID to check the missed call or by responding to a voice mail. Some wireless consumers receive calls from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that […]

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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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The Grandparents Scam: 82-Year-Old Victim Suffers $5,000 Loss By Offender Claiming to Be Lawyer After Her Grandson

SCAM ALERT: Arlington Heights police reports an 82-year-old female victim received a telephone call from a subject claiming to be her grandson. The offender told her he needed money because he was involved in an accident in Florida where the unborn child of the other driver was killed. A second subject claiming to be the […]

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Red Light Violation Telephone Scam Reported in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove police received a report on Tuesday October 15, 2013 of a telephone fraud scam in the block of 600 Checker Drive Buffalo Grove, IL. The complainant reported a scam that involved an offender impersonating a Cook County Sheriff official. He stated he received a phone call from a caller who claimed to be […]

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SCAM: Medical Alert System Purchased Just For You, As A Gift

Arlington Heights police have alerted seniors and their families to a newer scam. Seniors may receive an automated call from an agency claiming a medical alert system was purchased for them by an unknown party. They ask the potential victim for banking and other personal information to register the system. Some callers will offer the […]

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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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