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.



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.

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During the holidays, thieves will actually follow delivery trucks, snatching the packages that the driver leaves at peoples’ front doors. Thieves will also cruise around neighborhoods in search of boxes left at front doors—and steal them.
Here are numerous tips on how to protect packages, that are being sent to you from theft, and also how to safeguard anything you’re sending out. 

-Get a tracking number from the shipping company.
-Require a signature with the delivery.
-If you won’t be home, have the company leave the package at a local shipping center.
-Set up an obvious surveillance camera with your home security system.


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.


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.


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Call the Orland Hills Police Dept. for information at (708) 349-4434 or 
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Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat hours will be:

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

3:00pm - 7:00pm