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Lake County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of phone scammer impersonating deputy, asking for gift cards

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam where an offender impersonates a sheriff’s deputy or sergeant and asks them for gift cards to satisfy fake warrants or civil paperwork. The sheriff’s office announced they are investigating several of the cases in which the offender calls county residents and falsely identifies […]

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3 migrants wanted for scamming elderly woman out of more than $20K arrested in Crystal Lake

Authorities say three migrants were arrested in Crystal Lake on Thursday after being wanted for scamming an elderly woman out of over $20,000 in DuPage County. Miguel Pena-Gomez, 43, Liliana Nagles-Cuesta, 49, and Angela Posada-Acosta, 45, are charged with one count of theft by deception involving a victim over 60, a Class 2 felony. The […]

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Police in McHenry County warn residents, businesses of new scam involving ComEd impersonators

Police in McHenry County are warning business owners and residents of a new phone scam in the area involving callers impersonating ComEd representatives. The McHenry Police Department said on Thursday they recently learned of a new phone scam being attempted in the area. The scam has been targeting business owners but could also be attempted […]

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Scammers targeting Lake County residents by impersonating circuit court, sheriff’s office officials

Authorities are warning that scammers, claiming to be with the sheriff or court, have been targeting Lake County residents by claiming callers have a warrant for their arrest. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and 19th Judicial Circuit Court said in a joint statement Wednesday that the scam involves con artists calling residents and introducing themselves […]

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Sheriff’s office warns of new scam targeting participants in virtual Lake County courtrooms

The sheriff’s office and the judicial circuit court are warning about a new financial and personal information scam targeting virtual court attendees in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said the targets are 19th Judicial Circuit Court participants who are present virtually on Zoom for court. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli […]

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Algonquin police say fraudsters targeting elderly Spanish speaking victims, have stolen over $60K

Police are attempting to identify two suspects who have scammed multiple elderly Spanish-speaking victims in Algonquin and other suburbs out of at least $60,000. The Algonquin Police Department said in a statement that an elderly victim was approached by a man and a woman on August 2 while shopping in a local grocery store. The […]

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Scammers targeting Lake County residents by impersonating sheriff’s office, officials warn

Authorities are warning that scammers have recently been targeting Lake County residents by claiming to be with the sheriff’s office and telling callers they have a warrant. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and 19th Judicial Circuit Court said in a joint statement Wednesday that the scam involves con artists calling residents and introducing themselves as […]