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Burr Ridge resident gets fake IRS calls

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the area police departments. .

BURR RIDGE

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE

A resident reported Feb. 3 she had received two phone calls from someone saying he was from the Internal Revenue Service and she owed money.

IDENTITY THEFT

A resident received a telephone call from the company Bill Me Later, saying someone had opened an account in his name on Feb. 4 and made two charges to the account. The resident, who said he did not open the account, had it closed and suffered no monetary loss.

A resident brought two letters to the police station on Feb. 7, which were asking him to verify information on credit card applications. The resident knew nothing about the applications. A Mastercard also was sent to his address for someone who does not live there. The police are investigating.

THEFT

An individual reported Feb. 5 that someone stole his wallet from his gym locker at Hinsdale South. The wallet contained a driver’s license, state identification, a Lifetime Fitness card and 27 cents. Because Hinsdale South is in Darien, the Burr Ridge police advised the person to report the crime to the Darien Police Department.

Detectives are investigating whether a diamond and gold Versace wristwatch for sale on Ebay was stolen from a Burr Ridge home. A resident whose home was burglarized told the police Feb. 8 he believes the wristwatch is his.

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