Social Security Scam Alert: Illinois Child Targeted in Door-to-Door Scheme


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Morris, IL – Morris Police Department has issued an urgent warning after a solicitor attempted to enroll a 6-year-old child in a questionable scheme, obtaining the child’s social security number in the process. This alarming incident is part of a series of complaints about unauthorized solicitors operating door-to-door in the Morris area.

These individuals, lacking city permits, have been approaching residents with dubious offers, including discussing government assistance and giving away tablets for participation. By not having a permit, these solicitors bypass important safety checks, including criminal history reviews. The police emphasize that this lack of regulation significantly increases the risk to the community, as evidenced by the recent incident involving the child.

Residents are advised to be vigilant and to always request a city permit from solicitors. The Morris Police Department, deeply concerned about these developments, urges anyone feeling uneasy or wishing to verify a solicitor’s legitimacy to contact them at 815-942-2131 x 8. The police are prepared to respond and ensure the community’s protection, especially that of its younger members.


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