After Fraudsters Racked Up $6,000 On Stolen Credit Card, HSBC Demanded Victim Pay Up, Despite 'Zero Liability' PromiseLike many banks, HSBC boasts of their vast fraud protection: zero dollar liability. Yet they came after Elanor Leskiw, of Chicago, for $6,000 in purchases she says she never made.
Shopping Spree Carries Shocking Bill; Couple Says They Were Victims Of Fraud, But Bank Doesn't Buy ItSynchrony Bank insisted John and Estella Armendariz went on a wild spending spree, racking up more than 60 transactions at Chicago area Walmart stores.
Debit Card Fraud Leaves Chicago Woman In The ColdA few months ago King was the victim of fraud. Her prepaid government issued Direct Express debit card, which includes her monthly disability check for $1,046 was hit.
Man Gives Escort A Company Credit Card; $5.8M Later, Both Face ChargesScott Kennedy and the escort, Crystal Lundberg, have each been indicted on six counts of wire fraud by a federal grand jury.
Many Retailers Not Ready To Meet Deadline For Accepting Chip-Enabled CardsA big change is coming to your favorite stores. They have one day left to prepare for chip-enabled cards, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, many stores aren’t ready.
Hairdresser Steals From Elderly Client To Buy Sperm, Fertility SupplementsAn Elgin hairdresser has been charged with using an elderly woman’s credit card number for fertility vitamins and donor sperm to get herself pregnant.
Police: Pair Goes On Shopping Spree After Stealing Wallets From Audubon School Chicago Police are searching for two women who stole credit cards from a North Side school, then went on a shopping spree.
Feds: Credit Card Fraud Boss Threatened Rival Would Be 'Cut Into Pieces'The alleged Chicago boss of an international credit card fraud racket has ties to organized crime in Bulgaria, kidnapped a man in Chicago and robbed him of $800,000, ordered a beating and warned a rival would be “cut into pieces,” feds say.
13 From Chicago Area Arrested In International ATM Skimming Ring Thirteen people from the Chicago area and others in Bulgaria have been arrested and charged with taking part in an international ATM skimming scheme, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Kirk Wants Major Credit Card Hackers To Face 25 Years In PrisonIn the wake of the massive theft of information from Target customers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has proposed tougher federal penalties for computer hackers who steal credit card numbers.
Former Informercial Pitchman Jailed, Accused Of Hiding Assets From CourtJudge Robert Gettleman told Trudeau, 50, of Oak Brook, “This is not an infomercial — you can’t talk your way out of this” after the TV pitchman made an impassioned plea for his freedom.
Trump Tower Resident Pleads Guilty To Credit Card ScamA Bulgarian man arrested at his Trump Tower home in March pleaded guilty Tuesday to financial crimes for his role in phony credit, debit and gift card scam.
2 Investigators: Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud When Using A CabGetting into a cab is supposed to be a convenience, but in some cases using a credit or debit card to pay for that cab can end with hundreds of dollars in overcharges.
Newsstand Owner: Technology Has Meant Easy Access For HackersThe Secret Service says hackers are turning their attention to small businesses, and one entrepreneur suggests a step backwards could be helpful.
Undercover Cops Deliver Pizza To Make BustUndercover police officers posed as deliverymen for Edwardo's pizza in Skokie last week to arrest a man for credit card fraud.