Fraud Alert

 

Recently we have received numerous complaints from victims that have been scammed out of money.  We have seen everything from computer fraud to telephone fraud/scams.  Many of these crimes happen from all over the world and investigating them can be challenging.  Even when we do identify a location of where these people live it is often extremely challenging to build a case and bring them to justice. 

When you fall for the telephone scammer from

  • The IRS
  • The free government grant/loan
  • The free cruise/vacation
  • Window’s Tech Support
  • Fake debt collectors/aged out debt
  • Threats of being arrested
  • Fake charities
  • Your family member has been arrested in a foreign country and needs bail money

YOU give them your MONEY FOR FREE.

We cannot stress enough……DO NOT give your personal, bank accounts or credit card information to an unsolicited caller. iTUNES, Gamestop, or any other gift card is not an accepted form of payment to the government. These folks are sophisticated. They have separated many smart people from their money.  

When in doubt, give us a shout! We would rather you keep your money than to call us after the fact.

The best present you could give to yourself this season is to heed this advice and to SHARE THIS INFORMATION with everyone you know.  If you know your loved ones or friends do not use social media, please pass this onto them.  It breaks our heart to see our elderly community scammed by bad people from all over the world. 

Please visit our website at http://hinsdalepolice.com/fraud-assistance/ and visit the web links to educate yourself on how to best protect your identity.

 

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