Scam Warning from Kane County Chronicle

St. Charles, IL — Spring will bring more than just construction and allergies.

This time of year brings an increase in residential scams, according to St. Charles police.

Police plan to run more patrols through neighborhoods, but they need residents to report suspicious activity.

Police advise residents look out of any suspicious full-sized vans or pick-up trucks bearing magnetic signs advertising driveway sealing or roof repairs.

Suspects might try to distract residents while others enter the house looking for quick and easy items to steal. Trucks usually are parked on the street in front of the targeted house, police said. In some cases, the vehicle will not have a front license plate to make it hard for a witness to obtain the license plate number.

People spraying black colored liquid on a driveway should raise caution because quality driveway sealer needs to be brushed on and not sprayed.

Residents are asked to watch for suspicious activity and call 911 with information.

—Kane County Chronicle

This warning appeared in the Kane County Chronical in April of 2006.

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