The Federal Trade Commission has estimated hundreds of millions of dollars are being collected by robocall scams, and it has sued five companies to stop the practice.
The Illinois Secretary of State’s office said Wednesday that about 200 corporations – many of them small businesses – have been caught up in a scam that looks official.
A west suburban man says he was scammed by an ad on Craigslist, and he says he cannot believe he fell for it since he’s not a typical victim.
Forty-four students at the College of DuPage, and two alleged ringleaders, are accused in a financial aid scam.
An Ohio man is in jail here in Cook County for 60 days – accused of a magazine sales scam – and a suburban police chief is upset because he thinks the sentence should have been tougher.
A West Garfield Park neighborhood man apparently believed he looked enough like an alderman – or that enough people had no clue what the alderman in question looked like – to go around impersonating the city lawmaker.
A sports agent from a prominent family is accused of selling seats to some of the hottest games in town, but never turning over the tickets.
A new cell phone theft scam is afoot around Chicago.
The Illinois Attorney General’s office and a West Side alderman teamed up Wednesday to warn seniors about consumer fraud.
Four contractors are being sued by the Illinois Attorney General for ripping off local homeowners, and one of the operations was first exposed by CBS 2′s Dave Savini during a hidden-camera investigation last year.
A lawyer is accused of taking his clients’ money and leaving them high and dry, as he tried to decide whether to party in Chicago or California.
Those in the Little Village neighborhood describe it as a form of terror: the looming threat of deportation. That may in part explain how a woman got away with impersonating an officer.
The Internal Revenue service has launched a nationwide attack on the problem of identity theft and false filing of tax returns.
It’s a scam so big thousands of people here in Chicago and around the country lost $5,000,000; and the Federal Trade Commission is still adding it up.
Chicago Police are warning elderly North Side residents of a scam where conmen pose as city workers to enter a home then rob them.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Southwest Side men are charged this morning with carrying out a series of carjackings. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, police say James Mitchell, 37, and Arredeus Green, 21, both of […]
Two women have been charged with trying to collect money from funds intended for the victims of the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair this past summer.
The Illinois Department of Insurance issued a warning about a health insurance company. Now, the company is trying to resolve the matter.
The Kendall County sheriff’s office is warning residents about a jury duty scam that tries to get personal information from residents.
An old scam is making the rounds of email inboxes, and police in Crystal Lake say some are residents have become victims.