Des Plaines man conned out of $25,000

Daily Herald report
Updated 9/20/2019 1:01 PM

A Des Plaines man who believed he was contacted by the Social Security Administration was conned out of $25,000, Des Plaines police said in a report released Friday.

The victim was contacted earlier this month and was told he owed $25,000 and would be arrested immediately if he did not pay.


The victim initially did not believe the caller, but was contacted several times with different numbers appearing on his phone, one of which he believed was from the Des Plaines Police Department.

That caller identified himself as a Des Plaines police officer and told the victim he would be arrested if he did not make the payment. The victim then made 10 $2,500.00 payments in bitcoin, totaling $25,000.

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