Naperville and Lisle Townships Triad

Fraud and Scams

Home Repair Fraud

Red flag phrases from fraudulent contractors… “I was in the neighborhood.” Beware of the handyman who comes knocking unsolicited, with news he happened to notice some problem with your home’s roof, driveway, chimney, etc. Out of state license plates are…

Gift Purchasing and Fraud

Use direct deposit. The mail-both incoming and outgoing-can be vulnerable, especially during the holidays when criminal activity is heightened. Do not give personal information over the phone or internet to an unfamiliar company or caller. Pay the safest way. Many…

Scams and Schemes

Business Schemes: Mail order “Work-at-Home” jobs usually cost more than you profit. Home Repairs: “Free inspections or estimates” that have hidden costs on repairs that do not exist. Insurance Fraud: Policies offering “low rates with big benefits.” If it seems…