Two residents hit by similar scam in past week.
After taking two identity theft reports in the past week in which the victims’ information was used to order items online, the St. Charles Police Department is warning residents to beware of online scams the seek your personal information. According to police , both victims reported that they received a package delivered to their homes by UPS. One package contained an Apple MacBook laptop, the other delivery item was an iPhone. Both victims told police they did not order the items, and after the delivery, they contacted the company that shipped the merchandise, according to a police department release. The victims determined that someone had established a new line of credit in their name and had the items shipped to their address. In both …
Felony charge filed in connection with use of Lakewood, Colo., woman's Social Security number. The West Chicago woman charged was turned over the immigration officials.
A West Chicago woman is in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after her arrest in the use of a Colorado woman’s Social Security number, police said. Isabel Lopez, 42, of the 700 block of West Brown Street, West Chicago, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at her place of employment in the 3600 block of Swenson Avenue in St. Charles on one count of aggravated identity theft, a Class 1 felony. According to police, a 65-year-old Lakewood, Colo., resident reported to police there that someone in St. Charles, Ill., was using her Social Security number. Lakewood police traced the use of the number to a St. Charles business address and then contacted St. Charles police. St. Charles police arrested Lopez at her place of …
Four reports of identity theft were made to St. Charles police last month.
Here are some tips for protecting yourself from scammers.
Four reports of identity theft were made to St. Charles police last month. In the past six months, 15 reports of stolen or attempts to steal personal information came to the attention of officers. A few tips are listed below help you protect yourself. Identity theft remains a problem everywhere so it's up to you to be careful and mindful of how your personal information might be obtained. Follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook or with Twitter! Tips for preventing identity theft include: Stop by the St. Charles Police Department lobby to talk with an officer for more information and to request an Identity Theft Victim Packet. Information provided by the St. Charles Police Department