Multiple Potential Scams, Identity Thefts Reported to Police

The following information is from the Glenview Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt.

Suspicious Incident

On Feb. 10 a resident in the 1600 block of Annapolis Dr. reported a man came to their door and told them he was going to be doing a roofing job on a neighbor’s house starting 9 a.m. on Feb. 14 and to not call the police because of the noise. They felt the man may have been casing homes as roof construction during the winter is not common.

Harassment by Telephone

On Feb. 10 a resident reported receiving a call from a man claiming to be with the IRS. The man told the resident that they owed them money and he would be coming over to arrest the resident.  The resident refused to give any information. The resident was a victim of a similar scam a year ago and wanted the police to be aware of the call.

Identity Theft

A resident reported receiving several phone calls on Jan. 30 from various retail stores in Colorado asking if they opened credit card accounts at their stores. The resident did not and was told someone was using their information and showing an Illinois driver’s license in their name to create the accounts. They still have their driver’s license and are not sure how someone obtained their information. They canceled the cards and did not suffer a financial loss.

A resident reported receiving a phone call on Feb. 6 from an employee of a business in Oak Brook requesting more information on a reservation booked under their name. The resident never made a reservation and was told the person who made the reservation paid for a deposit using a credit card with their name. The resident cancelled the reservation and checked all of their accounts for suspicious activity and did not locate any. They suffered no monetary loss.

A resident reported receiving a letter on Jan. 19 from a bank informing them someone applied for a credit card using their identifying information.  The card was not issued and they suffered no financial loss.

A resident reported receiving a letter from a bank that stated someone opened a checking account using their name and social security number. The bank closed the account and they suffered no

A resident reported being notified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that someone filed a fraudulent tax return using their spouse’s information last August. The IRS employee told them to make a police report and to contact the credit bureaus regarding the identity theft.

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