Telephone/Credit Card Fraud Attempt On North Chestnut Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 10:30 AM Wednesday of telephone/credit card fraud in the block of 100 South Chestnut Avenue Arlington Heights, IL Arlington Heights police received a report that a 70-year-old resident received a telephone call from an unknown subject claiming they had a $10,000 federal grant in the complainant's name which did not have to be paid back. The complainant was asked for his credit card number to pay a processing fee. The potential victim gave their number but canceled the card immediately after thinking the whole incident was suspicious. No funds were lost.

The crime is reported to have occurred at 10:15am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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