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Frankfort police warn of flasher, fraud

Updated: July 22, 2014 12:16PM



Frankfort police are alerting residents to recent incidents of indecent exposure and telephone fraud.

During the weekend of July 12-13, a man exposed himself to two girls near Franklin and Hamilton Avenue. Because the girls filed a delayed report, police were unable to locate the suspect, who was described as an overweight, older white male with gray hair and glasses who was driving an older black vehicle.

Police urge residents to be aware of their surroundings and call in suspicious persons or vehicles immediately to (815) 485-2500.

Police also said they have received several complaints about telephone solicitors whose numbers show up on caller ID as the resident’s number or a local Frankfort number or a government agency number.

Many of these solicitors or offenders are “spoofing” caller IDs, which allows the caller to make any phone number come up on caller ID to make the phone call seem credible, according to police.

Also, if someone asks you to make a payment using a “Green Dot MoneyPak Card,” it is likely a scam, police said. They stressed that personal information should not be given to anyone who calls.

Police are urging residents to go on the Illinois attorney general’s website and fill out a “Do Not Call” complaint form if they experience problems with telemarketers or other phone solicitors.

For more information, email admin@frankfortpolice.net or call police at (815) 469-9435.



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