Summer is almost over, the insane ComEd bills from your air conditioning running non stop in the heat are starting to roll in, and so are the phone calls from scammers trying to steal even more of your hard earned money.

About this exact time last year, this particular scam was making the rounds in Rockford, and now it's rearing its ugly head again, but this time it's in far.

Dixon Police took to social media yesterday to warn residents about scammers calling and claiming to be with ComEd. They are calling to request immediate payment for outstanding balances, which is something ComEd doesn't do in real life, they send a letter for that.

Thank you, scammers for making me feel less like a jerk for always screening my phone and never answering numbers I don't know.

If you have to answer your phone, and you do receive one of these  calls, please report it to the Illinois Attorney General here.

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