Don’t Fall Prey: How an Illinois Resident Got Swindled Out of $3,000 by Faux Repairmen


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COUNTRYSIDE, IL – The routine day was interrupted for one Countryside resident last week when the unsuspecting individual fell victim to a fraudulent home repair scheme. 

According to Countryside Police reports it was Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. when three impostors approached the resident, offering up unsolicited repairs on a residential roof and chimney. With a convincing pitch, they gain access and sloppily ‘smeared an unknown substance’ on the roof and chimney before demanding a whopping $3,000 for the work. 

The victim initially handed over $500 in cash before then later transferring an additional $2,500 electronically. Police issued a stark warning to residents: always be wary of unsolicited offers for home repairs and don’t hesitate to call ‘911’ when in doubt.


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