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.
Were told they would get food vouchers for filling out debit card applications.
Sgt. Jim McIntyre says the suspects claim they have to check your water and, while you are in one room running the water at their request, they are in another room, alone.
The Illinois National Guard says the spouses of deployed service members have been the target of a recent e-mail scam.
Dozens of families trying to rebuild their homes have encountered contractors accused of doing shoddy work or worse skipping town with their money.