The Police Department has had an increase in complaints of phony handyman services soliciting home restoration projects or insect removal. Please know that both charitable and commercial solicitors must register with the City before they can go door-to-door. In addition, commercial solicitors must display a photo identification card issued by the Police Department that lists the business name, solicitor’s name and date the permit expires; complete a fingerprint background check; and register each person who will be soliciting within city limits.
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The city of St. Charles and the St. Charles Police Department have received multiple calls in the last few days from residents who stated they were contacted by somebody purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service.
The callers stated that residents owe the government money, and they needed to comply or they would be arrested, perhaps within the hour. Be aware that this is a scam, and has been prevalent for some time. The scam involves scare tactics typically directed toward senior citizens.