At the end of last week, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White issued a warning to Illinoisans about two scams that have the same goal of defrauding people of their hard-earned money and stealing their personal information.
Okay, so you're thrilled to have completed your two-shot COVID-19 vaccination program, and you want to share the good news with everyone. That's fine, but you need to be very wary about posting a photo of your vaccine card online.
Dennis Horton, Director of the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), joined the WROK Morning Show this week with a stack of information on ways to avoid being scammed, and some somewhat good news about robocalls.
Scam artists tend to go where the money is. Considering how many of us have leaned heavily on Netflix and/or other streaming services to get us through pandemic lockdowns, scammers are finding ways to trick you out of your subscription fees.
Yesterday in this space, I posted a warning from the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) about "Freeze Scammers." Freeze scammers are out and about trying to con you with fake furnace tests, unpaid heating bills, and even shoveling.
If you've been thinking that scammers will use absolutely any crisis or situation to try to extract money from your pockets, you are absolutely right. This polar vortex, or frigid weather system we're currently receiving is another opportunity for them.
As I look at an email I just got from the Illinois Lottery, I see that tonight's Powerball drawing has about $730 million reasons for you to consider playing. As the Illinois Lottery's Jessica Perez explains, "This is the fourth largest Powerball prize in game history and the sixth highest jackpot in U.S. lottery history."