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Woman Charged With Posing As Federal Official In Housing ScamCynthia Wallace, 45, is charged with one count of falsely assuming and pretending to be an officer of the United States.
IRS Scam Targeting Orland Park Residents: PoliceSomeone claiming to be from the IRS, in many cases with a foreign accent, calls the victim and tells them they need to send money for a “delinquent tax bill” using pre-paid GreenDot debit cards, MoneyGram or other forms of payment, according to a statement from Orland Park police.
Police: Delivery Scam Targeting Palos ParkAuthorities are warning residents in southwest suburban Palos Park against scammers staging a fake delivery, then stealing the victims’ debit card information.
Travel Agent Gets 9 1/2 Years For Scamming People Trying To Get To MeccaThey thought Rashid Minhas could help them make a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca. But now, one of the travel agent’s former customers knows “a lot of people who would like to see him in a dark alley.”
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.

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