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The offenders like to target elderly residents.
There was a recent attempt in Orland Park on December 1st, 2011 at 9:30am, in the 15300 block of Regent Drive
If a solicitor comes to your residence, before answering the door, attempt to locate and remember what kind of vehicle he or she is driving
Further, make a mental note of the person’s attire and physical characteristics. If you do choose to speak with a solicitor or utility worker, be sure the other doors in your home are locked and/or attended.
Here are a list of story lines offenders have used:
Inquiries about the homeowner’s water supply or pressure
Informing the homeowner there is an electrical problem
Offers to repair gutters/fences or tree trimming and landscaping
False statements about problems at the neighbor’s house
Inquiries about homes for sale in the neighborhood