Anne (netmouse) wrote,

Ann Arbor area scam warning

From: Huron River Citizens Association <>
Sent: Tue, 27 May 2008 7:04 pm
Subject: Scam that is starting to circulate in the NW areas of Ann Arbor

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We are writing today to let you know of a scam that is starting to circulate in the NW areas of Ann Arbor. Some of our neighbors received a flyer attached to their mailbox indicating that the painting of luminescent house numbers was going to begin tomorrow. If the homeowner was interested in having this numbering done they would leave the filled out flyer and payment attached to their front door.
Please know, according to the Ann Arbor Police Community Standards Department this is a hoax that has been moving about the city. The city does not allow residents to paint their home numbers on the sidewalk, curb or corner of the driveway. This company has no affiliation with the city. Please do not give anything to these people. If you happen to see someone collecting or passing out these flyers - call the AA Police at 994-2785 (Desk Sargent) or the Community Standards Division at 994-1788.

I received one of those fliers but dismissed it as something I didn't want to do. I didn't realize it was actually not allowed or a hoax. Do help if you have any leads on who is doing this.
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