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McHenry Officials Warn Of Rental Property Scams

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

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Skokie Police Warn About New Debit Card Scam

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/07/2013

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Think You Can’t Get ‘Catfished’ Online? 2 Women Tell Their Stories

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.

02/07/2013

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Card Skimmers Hit ATMs At Two Banks In Hinsdale

Authorities were warning Chicago area residents about scammers using skimming devices on ATMS to steal money from people’s bank accounts.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

Althea Taylor, owner of Taylor Made Industries, talks to CBS 2's Pam Zekman about allegations from clients that she charged them thousands of dollars for help starting small businesses, then didn't do the work she'd promised. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Consultant Accused Of Ripping Off Small Businesses

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.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

Gregory Garibay (Credit: CBS)

10th Chicago Cop Charged In Federal Probe Of Tow Truck Scams

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.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Dorothy Swanson (left) was scammed out of more than $4,000 when someone called her, claiming to be her granddaughter, Audrey Rickert (right), and saying she had been arrested in Mexico. She later found out Audrey was safe at home with her mom. (Credit: CBS)

Grandmother Bilked Out Of $4,000 By Caller Posing As Granddaughter

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.

CBS 2–11/13/2012

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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

Herbie Zucker (Credit: CBS)

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

A man operates an iPhone (Photo credit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Cameras observed a repairman seemingly damaging siding after a hail storm. (NICB)

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

Scales Of Justice

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

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

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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