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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

James Mitchell, Arredeus Green

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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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

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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.

06/24/2011

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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

Adoption Site

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

File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

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.

03/11/2011

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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.

01/16/2011

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