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Indiana Couple Charged In Fake Kidnapping Scam

An Indiana couple is facing charges of extortion after allegedly being involved in a fake kidnapping scam.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

City Treasurer: Scam That Took Deed To My Home Is Spreading

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely says the same scam that put the deed to her South Side home in someone else’s name has spread to other states.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2011

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Mortgage Scam Artist Going To Prison For 17 Years

A South Holland man is going to prison for 17 years for running a mortgage fraud scam that cost lenders about $16 million.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

Car dealership (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI: Online Auto Sales Could Be Scams

The FBI says be careful if you plan on purchasing a car on the Internet, because it could be a scam.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Lorraine Nocek describes how a scam artist robbed her Leyden Township home. (CBS)

Mafia-Style Ring Scamming, Robbing Elderly Residents

One suburban couple describes how a man claiming to be a new neighbor coaxed them from their house while someone cleaned out their valuables. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


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Woman Loses Nearly $10K In Scam Despite Warning

A scam came between an elderly Northwest Indiana woman and nearly $10,000 of her money.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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Wilmette Cop Charged With Scamming Man Out Of Bond Money

A Wilmette police officer stands charged with ordering a drunken driving suspect to pay her a cash bond for release, even though no such bond was legally required.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Patricia Fisher's home in Stickney, Ill. (Credit: CBS)

April Showers Also Bring Scam Artists

Believe it or not, there are some people who look forward to the damaging thunderstorms, because storms can be a fast and easy way to rack up thousands of dollars from unnecessary repairs.

CBS 2–04/22/2011

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Victims: Adoption Web Site Is A Scam

Police say the victims come from all over the country — people who wanted to be parents, but now say they got scammed on an adoption Web site.

CBS 2–03/30/2011

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Madigan Warns: Be Wary Of Japan Relief Scams

Illinoisans who plan to donate to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts underway in Japan should be careful not to fall prey to fund-raising scams by con artists seeking to exploit the natural disaster for their personal profit, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Friday.



3 Charged In Fake Car Accident Scam

The federal government has filed fraud complaints against three men for an alleged fake car accident scam.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Man Loses $200,000 In Online Relationship Scam

A Naperville man lost $200,000 recently, after falling for a scam involving the fictitious kidnapping of a woman.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011

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‘Water Pressure’ Scam Leads To Jewelry Theft

River Forest police are warning residents about a scam that cost an older couple their wedding rings and other jewelry items this week.


Judy Sher

Beware Of Vicious Scam Targeting Chicago Seniors

Beware of the midnight caller warning you of trouble with your bank. It may very well be a call from thieves, targeting your credit cards and cash. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on a vicious scam targeting Chicago seniors.

CBS 2–12/29/2010


Police: Phone Scam Artists Targeting Seniors

Police are warning seniors to watch out for a telephone scam in which the perpetrators may steal their financial information.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2010

Chicago Bears helmet. (Getty Images file)

Scam Artists Selling Fake Bears Tickets

The Bears are a hot (fake) ticket — so buyer beware.


A cheap car ad on Craigslist may be too good to be true. (CBS)

Beware The Online Story Of A Hard-Up Soldier, Selling Goods Cheap

One potential car buyer nearly got hooked in twice by cars priced at rock bottom — supposedly by military personnel about to be deployed.


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Suburban Cops Warn Of Utility Worker Scam

Police are reminding west suburban Aurora residents of the importance of checking the identification of anyone who may come to their homes purporting to be utility workers or others offering home repair services.