The Evanston Police Department is issuing a community alert due to residents who have reported receiving flyers titled Operation Safe Home. The flyers are purported to be from an organization that is painting house addresses on the curb in exchange for $20.00 which will be collected by a service representative at a later date.
This work is not a City of Evanston sponsored activity and we have been unable to locate or authenticate the source of the flyer. Due to the possibility of falling victim to a scam, the police department is requesting that residents not agree to have any work performed by an unauthorized or unsubstantiated organization. Any resident that encounters individuals involved in this activity is asked to contact the police department at (847) 866-5000.
A copy of the flyer that is being distributed is attached to this release.