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Latest Phishing Scam: Text From Bank Telling You To ‘Reactivate’ Your Debit Card

Another day, another high-tech illegal ploy to separate you from the cash in your bank account. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

04/11/2014

ATM

Banks On Notice About New ATM-Draining Scam

Fraud expert William Kresse says if you have an ATM card you are at risk. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

04/03/2014

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Teens Arrested In Waukegan For Debit Card Scam

Police said a resident contacted them this week about being approached on a social media site by someone promising free scholarship money in exchange for a bank debit card and the PIN that goes with it.

03/21/2014

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Better Business Bureau Warns Of ‘One Ring’ Cell Phone Scam

Dubbed the “One Ring” scam, a computer sends thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, rings once, and then disconnects. Curious customers who return the missed call could be charged $19.95 for an international call fee and an additional $9 per-minute charge.

01/29/2014

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2 Investigators: Debit-Card Holders Duped Into Giving Out PIN Numbers

If promises of quick cash sound too good to be true, they probably are, authorities warn. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman talks with one victim.

11/21/2013

City Hall

Contractor Who Hid Daley Relatives’ Stake In City Sewer Deal Gets 17 Months In Prison

Anthony Duffy deliberately left out the names of Daley’s son Patrick Daley and nephew Robert Vanecko when he listed all of the owners of his business in financial disclosure forms he filed with City Hall, and then he lied about it in an FBI interview.

10/31/2013

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Police Seek Scam Artist Who Stole Thousands From Elderly Man

James Jackson says a tricky tree trimmer snipped away at more than $2,000 of his savings, swiping it from inside his home. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

10/24/2013

The RedBox logo is displayed on a RedBox video rental kiosk August 14, 2009 in San Rafael, California. Movie studios are making an attempt to limit new release movies to the fast growing DVD rental kiosk company RedBox in protest of their extremely low rental prices. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Redbox Scammers Steal Games By Using Bar Codes To Trick Kiosks

The trickery has been brewing since Redbox, based in Oakbrook Terrace, introduced game rentals in 2011.

09/21/2013

Court Generic

Two Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Minority Contracting Fraud

A federal judge condemned what she called the “‘Where’s mine?’ mentality” of a pair of white fraudsters who ripped off Chicago’s minority contracting program Tuesday, sentencing them both to prison.

09/10/2013

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NIPSCO Warns Customers Of Bill Payment Scam

Electric utility customers in northwestern Indiana are being warned about scam artists posing as NIPSCO workers.

08/28/2013

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Doctor, Healthcare CEO Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Scam

The boss of a Chicago-based healthcare firm is a fraudster who oversaw a massive scam to overbill for doctors’ house calls in six states, federal authorities alleged Tuesday.

08/27/2013

A package in a building vestibule. (CBS)

Post Office Warns Of Scam Email Claiming A Package Couldn’t Be Delivered

If you get an email that looks like it’s from the U.S. Postal Service telling you about a package that couldn’t be delivered, watch out.

08/26/2013

Barbara Ickes (left) and Desiree Blackburn (right) are accused of processing checks for a large-scale Nigerian check scam. (Credit: Kosciusko County Sheriff)

Two Suburban Women Accused Of Processing Checks For A Nigerian Scam

Two women from far northwest suburban Harvard are accused of working with a large-scale Nigerian-based scam.

07/30/2013

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McHenry Officials Warn Of Rental Property Scams

Scammers will run an ad – on Craigslist, for example – which touts low rent for a nice house, and ask for money to hold the property for interested renters.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

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Skokie Police Warn About New Debit Card Scam

A woman staying at the Double Tree Hotel got a call late at night from a man claiming he was the front desk clerk, asking for her debit card information to verify her account at the hotel.

WBBM Newsradio–05/07/2013

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Think You Can’t Get ‘Catfished’ Online? 2 Women Tell Their Stories

Move over, Manti Te’o. Two women tell CBS 2′s Brad Edwards how they were duped online by “men” they never met in person.

02/07/2013

ATM

Card Skimmers Hit ATMs At Two Banks In Hinsdale

Authorities were warning Chicago area residents about scammers using skimming devices on ATMS to steal money from people’s bank accounts.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

Althea Taylor, owner of Taylor Made Industries, talks to CBS 2's Pam Zekman about allegations from clients that she charged them thousands of dollars for help starting small businesses, then didn't do the work she'd promised. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Consultant Accused Of Ripping Off Small Businesses

They wanted to start a small business or expand one, then they lost thousands of dollars to a Chicago company they paid to help them.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

Gregory Garibay (Credit: CBS)

10th Chicago Cop Charged In Federal Probe Of Tow Truck Scams

A 10th Chicago police officer has been indicted in the FBI’s ongoing investigation of a scheme in which tow truck operators were paying bribes to cops who steered them work.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Dorothy Swanson (left) was scammed out of more than $4,000 when someone called her, claiming to be her granddaughter, Audrey Rickert (right), and saying she had been arrested in Mexico. She later found out Audrey was safe at home with her mom. (Credit: CBS)

Grandmother Bilked Out Of $4,000 By Caller Posing As Granddaughter

A grandmother in far north suburban Round Lake Beach was scammed out of more than $4,000 after getting a frantic call from a person she believed was her granddaughter.

CBS 2–11/13/2012

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