It happened late last month when the 83-year-old victim walked into a Walmart and was met by a woman who said her job was to help elderly shoppers.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office launched a new campaign to help people avoid investment scams, that seem to be on the rise due to the poor economy.
The scam generally works like this: people find or steal animals and then list them on Craigslist under “Found Pets” to land some quick cash, often used to buy drugs.
Scammers call you up and tell you you’re among the first to receive a new insurance card under the Affordable Care Act. They say all they need is your address and Social Security number.
The Better Business Bureau’s Chris Thetford says his office investigates dozens of so-called talent scouts that have and continue to scam area families.
Tania Henderson tried to cheat the government out of nearly $1.5 million.
Scam involved phony sweepstakes win
Two Illinois women have been sentenced to federal probation for their roles in credit card fraud scheme involving customers at a steakhouse where they worked.
Elderly getting calls from scammers claiming to be imprisoned grandchild
Prosecutors say he also defrauded the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville.