The key here is for homeowners not to let contractors take advantage of them at a time when they may be vulnerable. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.
It’s unusual for three utilities and the Citizens Utility Board to come together for a single news conference, but they did just that Friday to try to prevent customers from being scammed.
Thousands of people have lost millions dollars on the newest telemarketing scams that prey on some of our worst fears. Law enforcement officials describe them as ruthless and relentless.
Ahead of Valentine’s Day on Saturday, the Better Business Bureau was warning about scammers who prey on people looking for love.
You’re in the holiday mood, ready to spend some money, but be careful: you could be the target of a holiday scam. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the top five scams that could ruin your holidays.
Thousands of bad websites are ripping off brides to be. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks to one victim.
Chicago’s Better Business Bureau has made a list of the top ten scams of last year.
The state of Illinois began issuing temporary visitors’ driver’s licenses to those who are not U.S. citizens on Tuesday. Already, prosecutors are reporting scams.
Flood stricken Des Plaines residents have more to worry about now.
Federal charges have been leveled against five people, in alleged schemes to cheat veterans and the military.
With the heat wave and major storms, scammers are out in force looking to take advantage of unsuspecting customers.
First, it was the storm, packed with ferocious winds and rain—and two tornadoes—that left a wide path of destruction.
A suburban couple says they gave up the keys to their convertible BMW and were left holding a fake check for 34-thousand-dollars. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez has their story and tips to protect you from falling for the same scam.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for Sunday’s NFC championship game between the Bears and Packers at Soldier Field, the Better Business Bureau is warning you to be careful.
A car damaged during a terrible storm is now at the center of multiple state and local criminal investigations. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini exposed the car repair nightmare, and part of an alleged ring of unlicensed auto repair shops in the Chicago area.
After heavy wind and hail storms strike, storm chasers quickly move in with offers to fix what they say is damage to your home. Consumers have to be careful because that damage may not be storm-related.
Chicago is warning flood victims to watch out for fraudulent home repair companies that may try to prey upon residents affected by severe weekend storms.