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.
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.
Lee 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.
It starts when you get a call from someone who knows all about your medical records and what medications you take.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports someone you’d least expect to be a victim was blindsided by the pitch.
The 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.
The CBS 2 Investigators found efforts are being made, but much more needs to be done.
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.
With high school girls thinking about prom season, here’s a warning from the Better Business Bureau.
Some 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.
Consumer advocates were warning about a new email scam designed to trick you into sharing your sensitive personal information.
A popular scam has been taken to a new level in north suburban Wilmette.
A phone scammer pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service is targeting seniors and demanding money, police in north suburban Niles are warning.
One western suburb has moved millions of dollars it had invested with an Oak Brook firm that has been scammed, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Waukegan ‘Spiritual Healer’ Apparently Leaves Town After Scamming People Out Of Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars
Waukegan Police say a woman who advertised herself as a spiritual healer has apparently skipped town – after scamming people out of tens of thousands of dollars.
When Barbara Christopher got an email saying she owed on her I-Pass, she figured that was possible. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
The caller tells victims that they must make payments via pre-paid debit cards or a wire service and implies that an arrest is imminent, the sheriff’s office said.
In place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car’s conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.
Business owners are getting calls claiming to be ComEd saying they owe big bucks and they must pay up — or else. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
Another day, another high-tech illegal ploy to separate you from the cash in your bank account. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.