Orland Hills Police Department

  • Agency: Orland Hills Police Department
  • Address: 16039 S 94th Ave, Orland Hills, 60487 IL
  • Chief: Thomas G Scully (Chief of Police)

Orland Hills Police Department is located at 16039 S 94th Ave, Orland Hills, 60487 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas G Scully. The Orland Hills Police Department phone number is 708-349-4434.

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New tax scam can cause entire refund to vanish. The IRS told the I-Team that people are being targeted by scams from all directions. (WLS) An ABC7 I-Team Investigation By Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone Friday, February 23, 2018 05:40PM The IRS told the I-Team that people are being targeted by scams from all directions. Not only are there fake IRS calls, but there are new tax scams gaining popularity, including one where your entire tax return can vanish. More than 12,000 victims have lost $63 million for fake IRS calls from thieves trying to fool people into sending money. But the IRS said they will never call you demanding immediate payment. "Every way they can contact you, they are doing it - robo calls, physical calls, emails, every possible way they can try to defraud you they are doing it and doing it at a high frequency right now," said Darren Guccione of Keeper, a security firm. Now experts say your entire tax return is being targeted. The IRS says the "entire tax preparation community must be on high alert this filing season" because of numerous database reaches in 2017, including the massive Equifax breach. Your personal information is at risk. "The hackers take that and file a fraudulent return on your behalf and wind up stealing your tax refund," Guccione said. Security experts at Keeper in Chicago said the scammers can also get personal information by phishing and sending spoof emails, making it look like the email is coming from someone you trust. That's what happened recently in the Village of Batavia, and employees are now at risk because scammers sent an email pretending to be an administrator and compromising village employees' W-2s. "It's a huge problem now because now that organization has those W-2 forms, they can go and fill out a 1040 easy, file the tax return, claim the refund, and they are off to the bank, off to the next victim. That is the problem we are seeing far more prevalent and way more pervasive," Guccione said. Batavia is now offering their employees free credit monitoring, and experts are urging everyone to file their returns as soon as possible. "W-2 forms, 1099s, other tax information including tax transcripts, the amount of information hackers are receiving has greatly increased and as a result it is advisable to file returns as quickly as possible," said Guccione. The IRS is also warning about another scam where thieves actually deposit your tax return into your own account and then fool you into giving your money back to them. MORE FROM THE IRS ON TAX SCAMS IRS Criminal Investigation Chicago Field Office Special Agent in Charge Gabriel Grchan has a warning: "IRS Criminal Investigation urges Chicagoans to be extremely vigilant and skeptical this tax filing season. Never open a link or attachment from an unknown or suspicious source. Even if the email is from a known source, approach with caution. Cybercriminals are adept at mimicking trusted businesses, friends and family and are getting better at it every day. I can't say this strongly enough, the IRS will never contact you via email or telephone to ask for money or your personal "Be careful when choosing a tax return preparer. Even though you've hired someone to prepare your income tax return, you are ultimately responsible and liable for the accuracy of the information." W-2 Phishing Scheme W-2 phishing schemes are out there and we strongly urge payroll and human resource professionals to be aware of this phishing email scheme that purports to be from company executives and request personal information on employees. Impersonation Phone Scams *As of December 31, 2017, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reports that they are aware of at least 12,238 victims who have collectively paid over $63 million as a result of phone scams. Note that the IRS doesn't: Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill if you owe any taxes. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying. Demand payment without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. Below is Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) latest State-by-State numbers of victims and losses as of December 31, 2017. The numbers are cumulative beginning from when TIGTA began tracking these scams. Here are the figures for the state of Illinois, which ranks 4th highest in the nation by dollar loss. Illinois is ranked fourth, with 511 victims who have lost a total of $4,165,848. BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ON THE TRADITIONAL IRS SCAM CALLS: Still popular but On The Decline! The most common ones are IRS phone calls that threaten the IRS is filing a lawsuit against consumers for unpaid debts or that the IRS has a warrant out for their arrest and will send authorities to their house unless they pay. While Tax Collection scam reports were on a decline in 2017 compared to 2016 due to FBI raids in India, we are seeing more reports trickling in, particularly the warrant or arrest threat calls claiming to be from the IRS. Those are the majority, if not all of the Tax Collection scam reports that the BBB processes via Scam Tracker. Last year the BBB received over 3,000 Tax Collection scam reports via BBB Scam Tracker. In 2016, BBB received nearly 8,000 Tax Collection scam reports.

Detective McHale represented the Orland Hills Police Dept. today in honoring CPD's fallen Commander Paul Bauer.

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BEWARE of credit card skimmers on ATM machines. The disguised electronics are designed to appear as a part of the machine and are attached to an ATM’s card slot and pin pad to steal the personal information stored on a victim’s card, such as recording their PIN number to access the funds in their account. Skimming devices consist of a card reader, one inserted within and one over and covering the existing card reader and a pinhole camera, placed within fake molding, viewing the number pad. Please Check the ATM before you swipe your card, you can pull off the card reader if there is a skimming device. . Be aware, examine the ATM before you use it. Search for anything that might look like a separate camera. If anything looks suspicious contact the bank and the police. Monitor and keep up with your bank statements. Keep a good check on that and reach out to the bank and the police if you see anything. Card skimming is getting more common and sophisticated, costing more than $2 billion a year in fraudulent charges and areas of the internet, known as the ‘dark web,’ offer technology and instructions on how to use the machines. We want to remind the public that this does happen! Here are three tips on how to protect yourself: — Check your bank statements regularly. Consumers have limited time to report unauthorized activity. — Watch for signs the card reader of a gas pump may have been altered. If you use the same ATM regularly, try to notice whether or not there’s anything different about the ATM. — Cover your pin number when entering it. Criminals cannot access your bank account unless they have the pin and often still use cameras aimed at the keypad.

New Facebook scam aims to gain access to your cloud storage account. A scammer gets into a Facebook profile and begins messaging that person's friends, asking for permission to use their email account. A victim can fall for the scam because they believe that it is coming from one of their friends. But, once the scammer has access, they are able to access multiple features, including google photos. Remember you should never give out your email account or passwords, even if the request appears to come from a legitimate source.

Apple ID and password e-mail scam. The Victim receives an official-looking email from their Apple account, posing as a receipt for the purchase of a gift card, A link is included in the email, prompting the recipient to open it to cancel the purchase. When the Victim clicks the link, they are prompted to enter their Apple ID and password. Once entered, the scammer has access to their Apple accounts and any card information linked to the account.

Dog has been taken to PAWS. 8301 191st St, Mokena, Il (815) 464-7298 Found dog 1/22/18 Female Pit mix. No chip Call Orland Hills Police Dept for info - 708-349-4434

UPDATE.... The Lab mix has been reunited with his family. Lab mix - Found near Pepperwood Trail and Haven Ave. Not chipped... Orland Hills Police have dog please contact 708-349-4111....

Orland Hills Police Dept. 2017 Toy Drive

"The Grandparent Scam" The scam begins with something most grandparents don't get enough of -- a phone call from a grandchild -- or so the caller says. But it almost always ends with a desperate plea for money. They call senior citizens in the U.S., impersonating a grandchild in distress, begging for cash. This is how a typical call would go, 'Hey, how are you, hi grandma, hi grandpa... I'm in a little bit of trouble right now. If I tell you, just keep it between us, I'm on vacation, but I got into trouble, and I was arrested and need you to send me money/gift cards wired or an account opened immediately. It's estimated senior citizens are robbed of roughly $3 billion a year in financial scams. Phone scams are often run outside the con artists usually buy their victims' personal information online, which can include their age and income. They target people over the age of 65, mainly, because they're more gullible and they are at home. They're more accessible. They get emotionally involved, then will do anything asked of them. It’s not just seniors, there are doctors and lawyers that fall for this. It doesn't matter what your educational level is because it triggers something emotional, it causes you to act. You are blinded by emotion and don't think rationally when this happens. It's hard to tell how many people have been scammed like this, because there is no national database to track the grandparent scam and many grandparents are so embarrassed to report it. It's also very hard to catch these criminals, especially when they're operating outside the U.S. Also, their tactics can be highly sophisticated, such as disguising their phone numbers with a familiar number. To file a complaint with The Federal Trade Commission, go to www.ftc.gov where you can fill out an online complaint form. You can also call the FTC at 1-877-382-4357 to report a complaint.

Holiday Safety Tips The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet's eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations. *Be Careful with Seasonal Plants and Decorations* * *Oh, Christmas Tree:*Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn't tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water—which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset—from spilling. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacteria, and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhea should he imbibe. * *Avoid Mistletoe & Holly:*Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems. And many varieties of lilies can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Opt for just-as-jolly artificial plants made from silk or plastic, or choose a pet-safe bouquet. * *Tinsel-less Town:*Kitties love this sparkly, light-catching "toy" that's easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But a nibble can lead to a swallow, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery. It's best to brighten your boughs with something other than tinsel. * *That Holiday Glow:*Don't leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. Be sure to use appropriate candle holders, placed on a stable surface. And if you leave the room, put the candle out! * *Wired Up:*Keep wires, batteries and glass or plastic ornaments out of paws' reach. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock and a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus, while shards of breakable ornaments can damage your pet's mouth and digestive tract.

The Orland Hills Police Dept. 2017 Annual Toy Drive For Hospitalized Children Donate a toy to cheer up a child in the hospital at Christmas! Toy drop off at the: Orland Hills Police Station 16039 94th Ave, Orland Hills, Il

Message from the Chief I'm asking all Orland Hills residents to help us prevent crime and not become a "Volunteer Victim". What is a volunteer victim? It's an individual that leaves their home, car, or garage open. This makes it easy for those who want to take advantage of us. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity. Please help us protect you. Replace burnt out bulbs on the exterior of your home. Trim back bushes and trees that block windows and doors. Most importantly, let's report suspicious activity. Working together, we can all keep Orland Hills one of the safest communities in Illinois.

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School will be starting again this week in many towns throughout Illinois. That means school buses will be out and about transporting children. Please be aware of stopped buses on the roadway as well as the children that will be getting on and off. And as a reminder, Illinois law prohibits the use of cell phones in any capacity (hands-free device) while in a school speed zone. Let's all have a safe school year!