Several People Left Out Thousands Of Dollars After Fraudsters Get Hold Of Checks Dropped In Blue Mailboxes In Park RidgeThis is a cautionary tale to heed before you even think about putting something in one of those blue mailboxes.
NW Indiana Businessman Gets 54 Months In Embezzlement SchemeHe had pleaded guilty in May to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.
Bill Banning Use Of Full Social Security Numbers In Letters Goes To Governor's Desk After IDES IssuesThere is now a hopeful final fix to a problem with the Illinois Department of Employment Services that CBS 2 Chicago exposed, which revealed full social security numbers mailed from the government to strangers.
After Catching On To Scam Attempt, Woman Wants To Warn Others Against Norton Security Impostor; 'It Started Getting Stranger And Stranger'Brenda Clark knows a thing or two about money after spending 20 years in the banking industry. That includes the tricks that fraudsters use to scam you out of your hard-earned money.  
Victims Of Unemployment Scam Told By IDES To Pay Back Money They Never Received Or It Will Be Taken From Their Tax ReturnsThe victims of fraudsters using the identity of strangers to get their hands on IDES money are now being told their state tax refunds will be withheld if they don't return money they never even received.
Bitcoin Investor 'Sick To My Stomach' After Being Scammed Out Of $7,000“The money that they show you that you gain is just a trick,” Lindsey Walton said of Cynthia Wallace's website, Auto Virtual Options, for trading Bitcoin.
Mystery For Chase Bank Customer: One Second He Had Nearly $250,000 In His Accounts; The Next 'Boom, Zero, Nothing'Talk about a shocker. You open your checking and savings accounts and see nearly a quarter of a million dollars gone. Poof. Disappeared.
Army Vet Sues Former Restaurant Business Partners, Claiming They Defrauded Him Out Of Hundreds Of Thousands In Failed West Town VentureA lawsuit has been filed against two Chicago restaurant owners, accusing them of defrauding a U.S. Army veteran out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Expert Says COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Are Ripe For Fraud, And Not Just Identity TheftCOVID vaccine cards are supposed to prove that you’ve had the shot against the novel coronavirus – but there is nothing stopping someone from making a fake, and crooks know it.
'Surprising And Shocking': IDES Told To Get Help From Labor Department About Fraud ClaimsFor victims desperate to protect their identities, any help, federal or otherwise, is welcomed.  
Furloughed Airline Worker Lost $1,200 In Back Pay After 'Error' With Chime Account; 'It Freaked Me Out'Jordy Comeaux used to fly the friendly skies. Now the furloughed flight attendant is stuck in the cruel world below.