Scam and Con Alerts
Senior citizens are not the only targets; everyone is susceptible to something that sounds too good to be true or trying to be a Good Samaritan. The Bloomingdale Police Department has been notified of the following deceptive acts taking place locally:
- Award Winning Notification Scam
- ComEd Alert Impersonation Scam
- Letter Scam
- Phone Scam
- Seal Coat Scam
- Grandparent Scam
- IRS Tax Scam
The Bloomingdale Police Department wants all citizens to be aware of home repair fraud, phone scams, mail fraud, and Internet scams and to practice the following safety tips.
- Keep doors and windows locked at all times.
- Never open the doors to strangers.
- Ask service people for identification and call the company for further verification. If there are any suspicious people or activity contact the local police department immediately.
- Check with family, friends, the Village Building Department / Police Department for validity of a business and/or repair activity within the village limits.
- Don't give personal or financial information over the phone.
- Do not dial unfamiliar code numbers on the phone.
- Hang up on nuisance callers and report them.
- Consult with trusted individuals regarding any business / financial affairs.
If you have any questions, concerns, or are looking for more information about Crime Prevention material, please contact Officer Dawn Odoi at 630-529-9868.
Find out what to be prepared for in the case of an Award Winning Notification Scam.
The letter scam, in most cases referred to as the Nigerian letter, requests help to get money into the country via your bank account.
Find out how to recognize a phone scam.