Weekly E-mail Update, October 17th
• Police Department Information
• Additional Police Department Information
• Fire Department Halloween Event
• Scarecrows Around Town
• Leaf Vacuuming Brochures
• Ameren Missouri - In Your Community Newsletter
• Upcoming City of Frontenac Meeting Information
• October Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Rescheduled
Police Department Information
A jury duty scam that occasionally surfaces in the St. Louis region has reappeared on the East coast, according to East coast police departments. This scam begins when someone, posing as a deputy or a court officer, contacts the victim via telephone. The deputy provides his name and a badge number in hopes of legitimizing the call, and he advises the intended victims that they are delinquent from
jury duty and are subject to arrest.
In order "to avoid arrest," the deputy advises the victim that they can pay a fine. They are instructed to go to a local drug store or Wal-Mart and obtain a $500 Green Dot money order/card. The victim is also provided with a local telephone number to call. Once the victim has obtained the money order/card, they are instructed to call the number and provide the numbers located on the back of it.
The people promoting the scam will provide names of federal judges, courtroom numbers, addresses, etc. in an attempt to make the scam
believable. The public is reminded that this is not protocol of any court system. This is a scam that resurfaces from time to time, and a lot of the times it is directed at senior citizens. The public should not provide personal, identifying information over the phone, and should always verify the veracity of any call where someone is asking for a payment of any kind.
Should you, or a loved one, receive such a call, please retain information such as the Caller Identification of the caller, and any notes you may have taken, and call your Police Department at 314-737-4600. If you have a recorder on your phone, it would help to record the fake deputy as well.
Additional Police Department Information
October's National Cyber Security Awareness month has the FBI highlighting its Internet Crime Complaint Center:
IC3: The Front Door for Reporting Internet Crime
During National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we'd like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that the best way to report Internet-related crimes which often involve false or fraudulent claims to consumers to file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
IC3, now in its 15th year of operation, is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center. Submissions to this central hub for Internet-related crime complaints can not only lead to culprits getting caught but also help identify regional, national, or international trends to educate the public about constantly evolving cyber threats and scams.
Once a complaint is filed, it goes into IC3's extensive database, where it is reviewed by analysts who use automated matching systems to identify links and commonalities with other complaints. These groups of similar complaints are then referred to the appropriate local, state, federal, tribal, or even international law enforcement agency for potential investigation.
All complaints filed through IC3 are helpful in identifying trends posted publicly on IC3's website at http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx and are used in building statistical reports for law enforcement and regulatory agencies that substantiate criminal activity within those agencies' area of jurisdiction.
So if you think you've been victimized online? Whether or not you actually lost money, the IC3 wants to hear from you.
Fire Department Halloween Event
Come one, come all to the Frontenac Fire Department's 2nd annual Halloween Festival! Located in the engine bays of the Frontenac Fire Department, 10555 Clayton Rd. Frontenac, MO 63131. Join us for fun, games, and treats from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014. This will be a family event and we encourage kids to wear their Halloween costumes, (Adults are more than welcome to come dressed in costumes as well). The event will have several games set up with prizes such as candy and toys to win, a joke station to be better prepared for trick or treating, new this year professional face painting, and of course the passing out of candy! We hope to see you there, both kids and adults alike!
Remember to follow us on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Firefighters-of-Frontenac/122353237966357 for updates and future events hosted by your Frontenac Fire Department.
Scarecrows are popping up around the City of Frontenac. Please drive through town and look at the various displays. The City would like to thank all the residents, boy scout and girl scout troops, businesses and schools that participated in this project.
Leaf Vacuuming Brochures
Leaf vacuuming will begin the week of October 27th. If you did not receive a schedule it is attached for your review. If you did not receive a brochure, which was mailed last week, please call city hall to have one mailed or stop by city hall and pick one up.
Ameren in Your Community Newsletter
The fall newsletter of the Ameren Missouri – In Your Community newsletter is attached for your review.
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Frontenac will meet on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 pm at Frontenac City Hall, 10555 Clayton Road.
Planning & Zoning Commission meeting rescheduled
The October 28th meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission has been rescheduled until Wednesday, November 12th at 7:00 pm. A meeting agenda will be available on Friday, November 7th.
If you have any questions regarding any items listed above, please visit the city’s website, www.cityoffrontenac.org or call city hall at 314-994-3200.