The public should know about the latest of scams that's been happening in our area. There are people calling, claiming to be from a law firm, saying if they do not wire money to them the U.S. government is going to arrest and seize their bank accounts.
HIGHLAND | Police are warning residents about a scam that led to at least two thefts during the weekend.
I received a phone call from someone with a foreign accent who told me I was getting a new Medicare card and he wanted to verify some information. He asked to confirm my current address. I told him I had moved and he asked me why. That made me suspicious.
VALPARAISO | Police are warning residents about a new scam that was attempted on a local woman.
CHICAGO | Two women from Lansing and Palos Heights have lost a combined $172,000 to a scam where "winners" are told they are entitled to a large lottery prize even though they did not buy a ticket, said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
CHICAGO | The consumer advocacy group Citizens Utility Board says scams that add charges to customers' cell phone bills have almost doubled in Illinois the past year.
CHICAGO | Illinois authorities are warning Chicago area residents about a scam in which people are impersonating utility employees in an attempt to get customers to pay them.
Local police departments are warning residents to be aware of potential scams at this time of year.
LANSING | Lansing police said they are seeing a resurgence of a scam targeting elderly residents with teenage grandchildren calling them for help, according to a news release.
HAMMOND | A community activist was canvasing the North Hammond neighborhood Friday night offering a reward for information to help capture men who stole money from a 100-year-old woman.
CHICAGO | State officials are warning Illinois businesses of a scam that attempts to collect a bogus fee.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois National Guard says the spouses of deployed service members have been the target of a recent email scam.
INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers to be wary of telephone offers to fix virus-infected computers.
Scammers that have duped thousands of customers at utilities nationwide have so far taken advantage of about a dozen NIPSCO customers, according to the utility.
LOWELL | A nationwide Craigslist rental scam has targeted some Northwest Indiana homeowners.
GARY | A Chicago man and a Gary woman were taken into custody Monday afternoon in Gary after allegedly stealing money from NIPSCO customers entering the utility's office to pay their bills.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A 69-year-old pastor said a former parishioner stopped by his house claiming he needed gas money to see his ailing mother and stole the pastor's wallet, police said.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Police are warning seniors to be on guard against a scam that cost a South Haven man more than $2,500 last week.
LANSING | The Lansing Police Department is warning the public, especially seniors, of a scam to get them out of the house so they can be robbed.
It really amazes me how people can be scammed by people like Herman Cain. This guy is nothing but a black Sarah Palin.
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