'Comment Below, Tag 3 Friends'; Scammers Targeting Instagram Giveaways"Comment below and tag three friends" is your chance to win free items from your favorite brands on Instagram. It's also becoming a quick and easy way for scammers to target Instagram users' information.
Online Purchases, Counterfeit Products Among 2020's Top ScamsIf you were scammed in 2020 you are not alone.
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.
Federal Investigators Preparing For Surge Of COVID-19 Vaccine ScamsFrom fake masks to phony charities, criminals are cashing in on COVID-19, and federal investigators are gearing up for a new wave of scams.
Online Pet Scams On The Rise This Year; One Victim Tells His StoryMore and more people have been adopting pets amid the pandemic – and with this demand for pets, there has also been an increase in pet scams this year.
IDES Benefits Scam Targets Seniors; 'It's Upsetting'"I just don't want other people to have to go through this."
CBS 2 Investigators: Waiting For Stimulus Check? You May Get Scammed If You Get A Wrong NumberCBS 2 checked on sites where consumers report scams and found years of complaints about that same phone number being used for all kinds of well known cons designed to steal your money.
Coronavirus Scams Are Spreading; Some Include Garlic 'Cures'"People should be aware that any email or website offering a ‘cure’ is a scam that should be avoided."
Accused Serial Con Artist Candace Clark Has Been Arrested"It's very painful," said Hadera. "I hope they lock her up forever."
Chicago Charade: 'She Needs To Be Stopped,' Former Friend Says Of Suspected Scammer Candace ClarkA charismatic thief planning an elaborate con game to steal people’s money – it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood smash.
Don't Fall For Fake Checks And The Bogus Companies Behind ThemWhether they want you to send cash or a check or pay via Zelle or gift cards, it is a scam. 100%. There’s no legit reason someone would send you money and pay you more than they should.
Some Advice On Steering Clear Of Scams, From Convicted Former Conman Frank AbagnaleThe CBS 2 Morning Insiders jumped at the chance for an exclusive interview with a former con artist.
BBB: Beware Of Dubious Donation Sites For Hurricane Michael VictimsWatch out for charities that don't already have staff in the affected areas as they may not be able to provide immediate assistance.
Online Buyers, Sellers Lured To Burnside Neighborhood And RobbedIn the robberies, the victims are lured under the guise of buying or selling items posted online, Chicago Police said.
Chicago and Northern Illinois' BBB Releases List Of Top Scams In 2017The Better Business Bureau said scammers used a different tactic most often last year to try and steal your money or identity.