2 Investigators: Fraudsters Can Steal Your Phone Number -- And More -- Through 'Porting'Legitimately used, it’s a convenient way to transfer your old phone number to a new phone and carrier or home. Illegitimately, it’s being used by identity thieves. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Scam Artists Claiming To Be National Guard Soliciting Donations Over Phone-Don't be fooled. It's against Department of Defense regulations for the Illinois National Guard and all other DOD entities to ask for donations of any kind.
Area Retiree Loses $80,000 From Lottery ScamLee Williams, 73, used to be a commodity broker. After retirement, he was in a car crash and spent seven months in the hospital. When he got out he was out of money. That's when the phone calls started.
2 investigators: Scammers Utilizing Medical Records To Fool VictimsIt starts when you get a call from someone who knows all about your medical records and what medications you take.
Victim Of Student Loan Con: 'It Was Too Good To Be True'CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports someone you'd least expect to be a victim was blindsided by the pitch.
Lisa Madigan Targets Alleged Student Loan Debt Relief ScammersThe state of Illinois is trying to shut down companies that may be preying on people desperate to get rid of student loans, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
2 Investigators: Identity Thieves Stealing Billions With Fraudulent Tax ReturnsThe CBS 2 Investigators found efforts are being made, but much more needs to be done.
Authorities Shut Down Debt-Scam 'Boiler Room'Typically, it’s difficult for authorities to catch operators of scams like this because they usually operate in foreign countries. In this case, they were operating in Aurora. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Beware Prom Dress Rip-offs Online, Consumer-Advocacy Group Warns With high school girls thinking about prom season, here’s a warning from the Better Business Bureau.
Scammers 'Hijack' Real-Estate Listings, Trick Would-Be Renters Into Sending MoneySome of the ads on local websites are phony, with pirated home details. It’s already cost some victims thousands of dollars. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Better Business Bureau Warns Of Sex Offender Database ScamConsumer advocates were warning about a new email scam designed to trick you into sharing your sensitive personal information.
Con Artists Pretending To Work For IRS Scam Wilmette Woman A popular scam has been taken to a new level in north suburban Wilmette.