Man Has Warning After Being Scammed Out Of $11,000 By Fake Fraud Department That Persuades Him To Buy Gift CardsA senior citizen lost $11,000 to a fraudster who convinced him to run around town buying gift cards.
Be Wary Of Gift Card Scams As You Start Your Holiday Shopping; Legitimate Sellers Will Never Demand Gift CardsThe Federal Trade Commission says gift cards are a popular tool for scammers, because once someone spends the money on a card, you're probably not getting it back.
West Side Church Hosting Gun Turn-In Event; $100 In Exchange For GunsA church on Chicago's West Side is hoping gift cards will get residents to turn in guns this weekend.
Gift Card Scam Leaves Mother Out $1,000 'My Kids Are Suffering'"I don't want other people to get the same way, but what they did was really wrong."
Red Cross Offers Amazon Gift Cards To Blood Donors"Type O in particular is critically needed right now to replenish the blood supply."
Police, Church Give Gift Cards To People For Turning In GunsChicago police and the Uptown Baptist Church collaborated on an event to encourage people to turn in their guns in exchange for gift cards.
'Tis The Season For Holiday Scams, Experts WarnCBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reviews some of the ways shoppers can be swindled during the holidays.
Woman Buys Grandchildren Gift Cards That Are Rejected As Worthless At The Store Jeannine Jaworowski squirrels away money each week so that her grandkids can have new shoes for school. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Area Man's Gift Card May Have Been 'Pre-Hacked'Michael Murphy's gift card for Jewel went from $45 to zero without any use from him. What happened? CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
How To Get Some Payback On Back To School ShoppingIt's the second-busiest shopping season of the year--right behind Christmas.
Mayor: Fire Schools Official Who Allegedly Took Free Meals, Packers TicketsChicago Public Schools food service manager Louise Esaian could lose her job for allegedly accepting free meals, Target gift cards and even Green Bay Packers tickets from two vendors with multimillion-dollar food service contracts.
Cell Phone Picture Leads Police To Alleged Scam ArtistA cell phone picture helped police in Lincolnshire catch an alleged scammer.
Survey Says Chicagoans Will Spend Less During HolidaysA new survey finds Chicagoans will be spending less on the holidays this year.
Man Charged With Lakefront Car Burglary, Police Seek Other VictimsA West Side man has been charged with burglarizing a car near the lakefront on the South Side and police believe he burglarized several other vehicles after finding more than 100 gift cards, purses, wallets and numerous other stolen items in his home.