With Online Scams On The Rise During Pandemic, Feds Busy Tracking Cyber Crime; 'Anybody Could Be Anybody On The Internet'Federal investigators say Americans lost more than $133 million to online dating scams in the first seven months of this year. Last year’s total? A record $300 million.
18 Former NBA Players, Including Proviso East's Shannon Brown, Arrested In Alleged Insurance Fraud SchemeEighteen former NBA players have been charged with defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan out of about $4 million, according to an indictment Thursday in New York.
Katrina Pierce Indicted On Charges Of Using Homicide Victims' Identities For False Tax Returns, Fraudulent COVID-19 Stimulus PaymentsA grand jury has indicted Katrina Pierce, a Chicago woman accused of filing false tax returns and obtaining fraudulent COVID-19 stimulus payments using the identities of homicide victims in Chicago and beyond.
Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar SchemesFederal authorities on Thursday charged a woman with filing false tax returns and obtaining fraudulent COVID-19 stimulus payments using the identities of homicide victims in Chicago and beyond – some of them children.
Postal Inspectors Say It's Safe To Mail Checks After Instances Of Fraud In Park Ridge, But Expert Advises Thinking TwicePostal Police insist it’s safe to mail checks in Park Ridge, even after CBS 2 discovered a federal investigation into check fraud there. But at least one postal expert says you should think twice about that.
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.