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Phone Warranty Scam Information

The DeKalb Police Department has received reports of a telephone scam regarding automobile warranties. A subject will receive a telephone call from a robo-call...

Scam Calls Are NOT Com Ed

The Sycamore Police Department has received a couple of phone calls regarding possible scams happening once again. Businesses have received a call or message...

BBB Warning Consumers About Online Retailer “Flip the Trend” Garnering Complaints...

Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is cautioning consumers about an online retail site that sells clothes, gadgets, furniture, and pet supplies,...

Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing...

DeKalb Police Warn of P.B. & P.A. Phone Scam

It has been brought to the DeKalb Police Department's attention that someone is posing as a DeKalb Police Officer, acting on behalf of the...

Local Craigslist Scam Reported

Recently the DeKalb Police Department received a complaint regarding a Craigslist scam. The victim reported they learned of a house for rent in DeKalb...

“One-ring” cell phone scam can ding your wallet

Who’s calling now? That number doesn’t ring a bell. Hold the phone, says the Federal Trade Commission. You could be a potential victim of...

Google Doc Share Scam

The Better Business Bureau Advises “Check Before You Click” in New Google Doc Sharing Scam. The BBB is asking people to report any instances of...

Solicitor Complaints and Ruse Burglaries

Recently the DeKalb Police Department has received several complaints regarding solicitors. The City of DeKalb requires solicitors to register with the city and complete...

Police Hear Complaints About Telephone Scams

Recently the DeKalb Police Department has received several complaints regarding Telephone Scams. Scammers will often advise that you are under investigation and legal proceedings may begin...

Scam Alert

The Sycamore Fire Department is warning local businesses and residents of a new scam attempting to sell advertisements and claiming their product has been endorsed by...

“Invulnerability Illusion” Means Millennials More Likely To Get Scammed than Boomers

New BBB research shows optimism bias is widespread; we all think others are more vulnerable… and scammers count on that The stereotype of the “little...