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Valpo area man falls victim to phone, computer scam

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso area man lost use of one of his computers after a caller who claimed to be from Microsoft convinced him he had trouble with his operating system.

July 24, 2014 5:35 pm

Someone posing as utility worker, Hammond cops say

HAMMOND | Police are warning residents to beware of anyone claiming to be a NIPSCO employee and seeking to enter homes.

July 03, 2014 10:00 pm

Hobart police advise residents to be aware of phone scam

HOBART | Police issued a warning Tuesday after a Hobart woman lost $400 in a scam involving someone claiming to be from the IRS.

May 28, 2014 6:36 pm

Don't believe threat of seizing bank accounts

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.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am

Highland police warning residents of ruse scam

HIGHLAND | Police are warning residents about a scam that led to at least two thefts during the weekend.

November 18, 2013 6:58 pm

Be alert to phone scam involving Medicare funds

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.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Valparaiso police alert residents about new phone scam

VALPARAISO | Police are warning residents about a new scam that was attempted on a local woman.

April 24, 2013 11:45 am

Cook County sheriff warns of 'lottery' scam

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.

December 26, 2012 6:00 pm

Board: Cell phone scams increasing in Illinois

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.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am

Officials warning utility customers about scam

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.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am

Reports of attempted telephone scams prompt warnings from police

Local police departments are warning residents to be aware of potential scams at this time of year.

November 27, 2012 7:32 pm

Lansing police alert elderly to 'grandparent scam'

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.

November 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Reward offered for capture of men who victimized 100-year-old Hammond woman

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.

September 21, 2012 7:15 pm

Scam targets Illinois businesses

CHICAGO | State officials are warning Illinois businesses of a scam that attempts to collect a bogus fee.

September 07, 2012 12:00 am

Email scammers are targeting Illinois National Guard spouses

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois National Guard says the spouses of deployed service members have been the target of a recent email scam.

August 08, 2012 9:39 pm

Attorney General warns of telephone computer repair offers

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers to be wary of telephone offers to fix virus-infected computers.

July 24, 2012 3:00 pm

NIPSCO warns of scam

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.

July 13, 2012 11:30 am

National rental scam reaches NWI

LOWELL | A nationwide Craigslist rental scam has targeted some Northwest Indiana homeowners.

June 05, 2012 11:45 am

2 arrested in NIPSCO bill scam in Gary

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.

May 15, 2012 7:45 pm

Police: Former churchgoer stole South Haven-area pastor's wallet in ruse

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.

May 07, 2012 7:30 pm
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