Unregistered solicitors attempt to scam DeKalb residents


DeKalb Police

By Northern Star staff

The DeKalb Police Department has received reports of unregistered solicitors attempting to inspect residents’ homes for storm damage.

The solicitors, who use an 815 area code, claim they work for Premier Service and their company works for the city, according to a police news release. The callers use intimidation and insist on face-to-face meetings where they ask for payment up front for repair work, according to police.

Contact the police at 815-748-8400 for more information.