Local Police Issue Craigslist Scam Alert

Arlington Heights police are warning individuals about a recent Craigslist scam that affected an area business.

The following information was released about a recent scam that affected an Arlington Heights area business:

An area Arlington Heights business owner was contacted by a Chicago bank informing him about a bank customer attempting to cash one of his business checks. The signature on the check was a copy of the owner's and the check number came back to an actual check issued to a different payee.

Several people received similar checks after they responded to a "work at home" offer on Craigslist. Prior to receiving the checks sent from Nigeria the people were called by a subject calling himself Tony Hunt. He told the people they would be receiving a check in the mail and they needed to buy a small amount of equipment for the job before sending the remaining funds back to an address in Nigeria. The checks were fraudulent and the connected account was closed.

Arlingotn Heights police say the business owner did not experience any financial losses.

Residents and business owners living and working in any town should be aware of such scams. 

unknownauthor January 09, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Another scam everyone should be aware of is the Amway Tool Scam. Google "Stop The Amway Tool Scam Wordpress" for more information, and forward this to every non-Distributor/IBO you know, so they don't get scammed.
cathy January 09, 2013 at 06:31 PM
You site is having a popup block the news articles and cannot be closed , preferred penny stocks or something. I want to read the news
Mukter Hossain January 13, 2013 at 04:30 AM
There are many types of fraud and scam email or advertisement, which are given below: A. Some email or advertisement is intended to directly take money from people through temptation. B. Some email is intended to hijack the email password or internet security to get credit card no. or any other personal business related information. C. Some websites are intended to force the people to buy their anti-virus or anti-spyware software by falling the people in their trap. A. Types of scam email or advertisements, which directly hijack the money through cheating and fraud: 1. Email sender claims himself/herself as a son or wife of any dead or killed millioniare or political leader. 2. Claiming himself as a bank manager. 3. Claiming himself/herself as a leader or commander of any defeated warring faction, or an ousted president of any country. 4. You are the visitor number 50,000,00 of this website, please claim your prize. 5. You have won the Lottery. 6. Your payment has been received 7. Offering any big order. 8. Data Entry Scam. B. Identity Theft: Some people encourage you to send your email password to them, which will be used to theft your credit card or paypal account. C. Fraud Softwares: Some fraud websites persuade you to download their software which will be starting to irritate you until you buy their paid version. For more details about scam and fraud, please visit: http://www.humble-assistance.blogspot.com/
Anya October 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM
I noticed a few rather odd ads for sale on CL. The poster advertises various pieces of furniture, no price stated, and the pictures appear to be stock pictures (not of the actual item for sale). Nice pictures but I bet it's a scam. Here's a link to one of them: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/fuo/4131500705.html. The seller's phone number has a 708 area code. I bet it's a scam. I would stay away from this seller. BEWARE.


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