Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Your Trees Are The Wrong Color 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
File under "unfathomable chutzpah"? From CBS2 Chicago:
(CBS) CAROL STREAM, Ill. The Village of Carol Stream has an axe to grind with a rather strange team of con artists. The scammers have been sending phony letters to homeowners warning them their trees do not have the right color of autumn leaves.

The letters say the trees must be replaced to comply with village codes. Phony village letterhead was even used for the letters. So far, no one has been caught.
No further details, but since the senders are referred to as "scammers" rather than "pranksters," I'm assuming they're offering to help homeowners "comply" for a not-so-nominal fee.