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.
Electric utility customers in northwestern Indiana are being warned about scam artists posing as NIPSCO workers.
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.
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.
Two women from far northwest suburban Harvard are accused of working with a large-scale Nigerian-based scam.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities were warning Chicago area residents about scammers using skimming devices on ATMS to steal money from people’s bank accounts.
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.
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.
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.
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.