Scammers Are Impersonating Nearly Every Illinois State Department In Phishing Schemes, And People Are Falling For ItThe Illinois Secretary of State, Department of Labor, Department of Employment Security, and Department of Transportation - we’ve tracked the scams that all of those state departments are dealing with right now.
Woman Says IDES Told Her Stimulus Meant End Of Unemployment Benefits; IDES Told Us It Was Probably A Scammer, But It Wasn'tA Chicago woman reached out to us after she said she got some bad information about her unemployment claim. Illinois Department of Employment Security representatives tried to blame it all on a possible scammer - but a scammer it was not.
Unemployment Scammer Spills Secrets: Illinois Easy Target Because 'They Don’t Verify Anything'You’ve heard a lot about fraud in the state’s unemployment system, but you’ve never heard this: A scammer spills his secrets — how he steals your taxpayer dollars, leaving those desperately needing benefits stuck in limbo.
Suburban Woman Says Her Anxiety Led Her To Fall For A PayPal ScamA suburban woman said her severe anxiety caused her to panic and fall for a scam.
CBS 2 Exclusive: State Has Changed Policy To Try To Prevent Random Social Security Numbers Being Mailed To Strangers, But The List Of Victims Has Grown LongerThe list of victims is getting longer – the unlucky residents whose names and Social Security numbers were shared with strangers by the State of Illinois.
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.