Naperville Police Warn Public to Beware of Frauds and Scams
Never provide personal or banking information over the phone
The Naperville Police Department continues to receive complaints from residents who have received telephone calls from purported scammers. We would like to remind residents to be wary of any caller demanding immediate payment or requesting personal or banking information over the phone.
There are currently a number of telephone scams being used by scammers. In some recent cases, callers threaten arrest, legal action or disconnection of utilities if the resident does not immediately provide some sort of financial information or payment. The Naperville Police Department maintains a list of current scams to educate residents of common tactics used by scammers. This list can be found at www.naperville.il.us/fraudscam.
Residents are reminded to be very cautious of any caller demanding money or payment. Anyone receiving such calls should never make payment or provide the caller with any personal or banking information.
“It’s an unfortunate reality that there are individuals out there who will prey upon people’s emotions in order to take advantage of them,” said Commander Louis Cammiso. “We encourage everyone to be vigilant and protect themselves by asking a lot of questions and never releasing personal or banking information over the phone.”
Receipt of such calls can be reported to the Naperville Police Department through the Online Reporting System, www.naperville.il.us/policeonlinereports, or by calling the department’s non-emergency number, (630) 420-6666.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.