Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/28/2013 4:52 PM

Buffalo Grove residents thwart scam attempts

Success - Article sent! close
Daily Herald report

Four Buffalo Grove residents recently filed police reports detailing unsuccessful efforts to scam them. They all hung up on the telephone solicitations.

A Buffalo Grove woman received a phone call around 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21 from a man claiming to be with the Illinois attorney general's office, who said there was a criminal case against her and asked for her personal information, including her Social Security number.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

A Buffalo Grove man received a phone call from a man claiming to be "Officer Michael Blake" from the IRS, who told the resident he would be arrested if he didn't pay back fines.

Another Buffalo Grove man received a call from a man who claimed to be a lieutenant with the Cook County Sheriff's Warrant Division who said the resident had been issued a warrant for a red-light camera violation and he needed to deposit money into an account to avoid arrest.

A fourth Buffalo Grove resident received a call around 2:15 p.m. Oct. 15 from a man claiming to be with ComEd who told the man his electric service would be cut off if he didn't pay.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here