With PlayStation 5 In High Demand, Oak Forest Brothers Learn Hard Way That Scammers Are Taking AdvantageThe Sony PlayStation 5 video game system sold out quickly, but it’s still on holiday shopping lists all over Chicago. And one Oak Forest family learned the hard way – the market is rife with scammers.
Scammers Hustle Way Into 93-Year-Old Steger Woman's House, But Her Son Is Watching It All On CameraScammers hustled their way into an elderly woman’s far south suburban home – but they did not expect her son was watching it all go down on a home security camera.
The Promise Of A Paycheck Is Sometimes A Scam With more than 1.5 million people in Illinois out of work since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, it's no wonder scammers are trying to cash in with promises of a paycheck.
Scammers Hook Victims By Claiming Mail Is Contaminated With COVID-19You may have heard this – “Don’t touch your mail, because it’s covered with COVID-19.” That is not true. But it is an effective scare tactic that identity thieves are using to pull off their scams.
Man Charged With Murder In Shootout That Killed Illinois State TrooperA man was charged with first-degree murder late Saturday in a shootout that fatally wounded an Illinois state trooper in East St. Louis this week.
Scammers Targeting St. Charles Residents Using City’s Caller ID NumberA scam that's made the rounds for years is currently targeting residents of west suburban St. Charles.
Don't Fall For Scammers When Donating To Harvey ReliefThe Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is warning consumers that scammers can use emergencies, like Hurricane Harvey, as an opportunity to take people's money.
Attorney General Warns Of Scams During Chip Card RolloutIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning people about scammers taking advantage of consumer confusion over new credit cards embedded with computer chips.
Utilities, Watchdog Warn Customers Of ScamsIt'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.
Cops Warn Of Blackhawks And Bulls Ticket ScamsPolice said scam artists have been getting people to send them money in exchange for nothing, by selling tickets for ridiculously low prices on Craigslist and Backpage, and telling buyers to go to CVS stores to wire them money using Western Union and MoneyGram, but once the scammers get the money, the victims get nothing.
Scammers Trying To Cash In On Ebola ScareThe Illinois Attorney General’s office said it has received complaints of several possible email scams related to the Ebola scare. One email says it will provide an Ebola “surplus personal protection kit.”
McHenry Officials Warn Of Rental Property ScamsScammers will run an ad – on Craigslist, for example – which touts low rent for a nice house, and ask for money to hold the property for interested renters.
Scammers Swiping Cell Phones From Downtown DinersA new cell phone theft scam is afoot around Chicago.