South Holland police warn of contractor scam

2013-08-12T17:00:00Z 2013-08-12T23:35:14Z South Holland police warn of contractor scamTimes staff nwitimes.com
August 12, 2013 5:00 pm  • 

SOUTH HOLLAND | Police here have issued a scam alert to residents, warning about a group posing as a home improvement contractor.

According to a statement sent by the village Monday, a group identifying themselves as Rainbow Construction has attempted to gain access to residences in South Holland by offering home improvements. In one case, Rainbow Construction performed a small job for a resident and demanded a $1,500 payment.

Rainbow Construction is not registered or licensed to perform any work within the village borders, village officials said.

According to the village news release, home improvement scams are common this time of year, mainly targeting senior citizens. 

South Holland residents are advised to call the police if they notice a suspicious situation or are approached by a contractor soliciting work. Seniors are encouraged to contact police if an unexpected visitor approaches or if there is a concern about an activity or person in their neighborhood.

If a resident is suspicious of someone claiming to be a village employee or a utility representative, call the non-emergency number for the police department, (708) 331-3131. However, if a resident feels threatened, call 911.

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