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updated: 12/7/2012 1:23 PM

Buffalo Grove woman loses $1,300 in scam

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A Buffalo Grove woman last $1,300 when she fell victim a scam while trying to help out her daughter, Buffalo Grove police said. The daughter, who had taken out a payday loan, received several calls about 11:50 a.m. Nov. 29 demanding payment of the loan and penalties. When she was threatened with arrest, her mother purchased prepaid credit cards for $1,300 and gave the information on the cards to the caller. When the women realized it could be a scam, the mother called the company that sold them the prepaid cards and was advised that the money had already been transferred to an unknown account.

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