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Flood scam Alert: Illinois Victims warned to avoid door-to-door contractors

As reported by Illinois’ attorney general is warning homeowners cleaning up and making repairs after this week’s storms to be on the lookout for con artists posing as legitimate contractors. Lisa Madigan issued the words of caution Friday as the daunting clean up began in flooded areas of northern and central Illinois. She says so-called “storm chasers” are known to descend on disaster areas as people are scrambling to secure and repair their property. Read Article

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Illinois: Galesburg police investigate counterfeit money at store

According to Police are investigating an incident of passing 11 counterfeit $100 bills at the Henderson Street Hy-Vee store. First Midwest Bank employees discovered the bills Monday as part of the store’s deposit from last Wednesday. Head Teller Sherry Peacock told police they had discovered several discrepancies in the bills. They checked with a [...]

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Chicago, young people arrested for purchasing fake ID’s from china

Some Chicago area high school and college students who bought fake IDs from China over the Internet got more than they bargained for when detectives knocked on their doors with some doubly bad news: Not only were they being arrested, but they might have given crooks more than enough information to steal their identities. Read [...]

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Police warn older men about ‘sweetheart scam’

Police in Chicago are warning people about a “sweetheart scam”, where younger women try to bilk older men for thousands of dollars by pretending to be their girlfriends. Read Article

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Illinois woman arrested for love scam

A Galesburg woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding at least 23 individuals across the country of at least $20,000 using Facebook and dating sites. Read Article

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