Dubbed the “One Ring” scam, a computer sends thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, rings once, and then disconnects. Curious customers who return the missed call could be charged $19.95 for an international call fee and an additional $9 per-minute charge.
If promises of quick cash sound too good to be true, they probably are, authorities warn. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman talks with one victim.
Anthony Duffy deliberately left out the names of Daley’s son Patrick Daley and nephew Robert Vanecko when he listed all of the owners of his business in financial disclosure forms he filed with City Hall, and then he lied about it in an FBI interview.
James Jackson says a tricky tree trimmer snipped away at more than $2,000 of his savings, swiping it from inside his home. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
The trickery has been brewing since Redbox, based in Oakbrook Terrace, introduced game rentals in 2011.
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.