Watch out for callers claiming to be from the "Police Awareness Fund." It's a scam.
Palos Park police are warning residents about this latest scam. A man who said he is from the Palos Awareness Fund and the Palos Park Police Association has been calling area resident. The caller offers a decal to supporters who donate money.
Both the Palos Awareness Fund and the Palos Park Police Association are fictitious organizations. The Palos Park Police Foundation is a real organization that assist the department but does not solicit through phone calls.
The scam calls are coming from the phone number 217-303-8800.
Police want residents to be carefull when they make monetary donations or contributions over the phone, as it is not the safest way to show your support.
Police report information is provided by Palos Heights Police. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.
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