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FTC Sues Robocallers Over $30 Million Scam

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.

11/01/2012

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State Investigating Scam Targeting Illinois Corporations

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.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2012

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West Suburban Man Can’t Believe He Fell For Craigslist Scam

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

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44 Students Accused In Financial Aid Scam At College Of DuPage

Forty-four students at the College of DuPage, and two alleged ringleaders, are accused in a financial aid scam.

WBBM Newsradio–08/23/2012

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Police Chief Unhappy With ‘Extremely Light’ Sentence For Scammer

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.

07/18/2012

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Man Charged With Impersonating Alderman In Scheme To Raise Money

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.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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Sports Agent Accused Of Ticket Scam

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.

CBS 2–06/27/2012

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Scammers Swiping Cell Phones From Downtown Diners

A new cell phone theft scam is afoot around Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

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Officials Warn Seniors Of Potential Scams

The Illinois Attorney General’s office and a West Side alderman teamed up Wednesday to warn seniors about consumer fraud.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

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Ill. Attorney General Sues Hail-Damage Repair Firm After CBS 2 Investigation

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.

04/23/2012

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Clients: Attorney Took Our Money, Left Us High And Dry

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/20/2012

Gloria Juarez, 53, is accused of scamming immigrants out of as much as $15,000 each by posing as an immigration officer and offering to arrange U.S. citizenship for a number of individuals. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Charged With Posing As Cop To Scam Immigrants

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.

CBS 2–04/01/2012

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Officials Warn Of Tax Return Theft Scam

The Internal Revenue service has launched a nationwide attack on the problem of identity theft and false filing of tax returns.

WBBM Newsradio–02/28/2012

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FTC Warns Of $5M Debt Collection Phone Scam

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.

CBS 2–02/21/2012

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Police Warn Elderly Residents Of Scam

Chicago Police are warning elderly North Side residents of a scam where conmen pose as city workers to enter a home then rob them.

02/14/2012

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Southwest Side Men Charged With Running Carjacking Scam

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 […]

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

The overhead stage rigging collapses into the crowd in front of the stage at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Indianapolis. Authorities say they have confirmed at least three deaths after the stage collapse, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger)

Prosecutors: Women Trying To Collect Weren’t Really At Indiana State Fair

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.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

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Health Insurance Company Cooperating With State After Warning

The Illinois Department of Insurance issued a warning about a health insurance company. Now, the company is trying to resolve the matter.

12/17/2011

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Cops Warn Of Jury Duty Scam In Kendall County

The Kendall County sheriff’s office is warning residents about a jury duty scam that tries to get personal information from residents.

12/07/2011

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Police: Beware Of The Secret Shopper E-Mail Scam

An old scam is making the rounds of email inboxes, and police in Crystal Lake say some are residents have become victims.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

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