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.
Cold-Hearted Crooks Begin Winter Weather ScamsSome scammers are trying to take advantage of the cold weather to cheat people.
BBB Warns Consumers Of Pet ScamsThat new puppy may look cute and cuddly online, and it may be offered for a cheap price, but more times than not, there's no puppy at all.
3 Years For Woman Who Embezzled $1 Million From Field MuseumA U.S. district judge ordered the woman pay back $906,484 in restitution.
FBI Warns Of Romance Scams Ahead Of Valentine's DayWith Valentine’s Day just a few days away, the FBI is warning people who are looking for love not to fall victim to any Romance Scams.
Madigan Warns Of Potential Cubs Ticket ScamsIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning consumers to be on the lookout for potential scams when buying tickets to Chicago Cubs World Series games.
Scam Artists Follow Hail Storms, Authorities WarnThe key here is for homeowners not to let contractors take advantage of them at a time when they may be vulnerable. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.