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O'Fallon, Missouri police put out warning about address painting flier

by Maggie Crane

KMOV.com

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 10:20 PM

(KMOV) -- Police are warning homeowners about a scam showing up in neighborhoods.

In O'Fallon, Missouri, fliers are being circulated asking for money to paint your home address on your curb. The problem is that the flier suggests that police, fire and EMS require or encourage the service. O'Fallon told News 4 -- that's not true. In fact, emergency responders typically look for addresses on houses or mailboxes -- not the curb.

Here's a link to a copy of the flier:

http://www.ofallon.mo.us/pubs/temp/Curb_notice.pdf

Notice how many grammatical errors are on it. Police say it's a red flag that it didn't come with the city's stamp of approval.

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