📰 Newsletter archive: Scammers in Fishers

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Good Monday morning. This is Fishers Digest, the local newsletter with a strict no-boring policy. Because boring is a choice. And we choose no 🤠

⛅️ Today’s weather: Partly sunny, with a high near 79°.

In today’s digest:

  • Phone scams
  • Trivia night
  • Weekly construction report

This issue is 957 words, a 4-minute read.

The Digest

Put the phone down

One big thing (for business owners): Call 911 too much and the city will fine you.

Last month, a new ordinance started. The goal is to spend time keeping Fishers safe — by preventing time wasters from calling.

Why it matters: Fishers has spent obscene amounts of time, resources, and tax-payer money on excessive calls.

  • 1 hotel had 29 calls in 3 months
  • 2017-2021 there were 5,300 calls* by just 8 businesses 😮‍💨

Fishers won’t name who this is primarily aimed at. But we do know this. They are big retailers, hotels, and mostly on 96th Street. The ordinance doesn’t impact schools, healthcare, or government locations.

No seriously, put the phone down.

The last post may have targeted businesses, but this one’s for everyone else. While email and phone scams are always happening, it’s getting rampant in Hamilton County. One in particular is a voicemail of people claiming to be from the sheriff’s office. They might tell you about civil service, missed jury duty, or similar.

DO NOT listen to them!!! Lol. Seriously. The sheriff’s office is never going to call you personally about your jury duty. And FedEx will never call you either and demand payment in Google Play gift cards 😂

Some joy: If you want to watch some scammers get played at their own game, here’s a classic.

The Happenings

🔦 Non-profit spotlight: KassieKares

KassieKares is a local non-profit bringing change to the world. And to change the world, you need to see the world. Students from Indy and beyond are able to travel through scholarships and programs from KassieKares. The hope is for young leaders to learn, grow, and come home to spread the love of travel and helping others.

This Thursday, they’ve partnered with local winery Daniel’s Vineyard for a fun night of trivia. Enjoy local wine, win some prizes, and support your local non-profits.

🌎️ KassieKares trivia night | Wednesday, Sept 28 | Free, $10 optional donation | Daniel’s Vineyard

Did you know that Fishers has over 200 active non-profits? If you want a feature, please share this post and fill in this form to get on the list. Link to form.

Training the hounds. K9 teams from across the U.S. train in fieldwork, scenario-based workshops, and roundtables from 9/24 to 9/28. You might spot them at parks in Westfield, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Sheridan, and Atlanta from 8 am – 6 pm.

❗️Have an event, live music, or similar coming up? Email us to get featured here.

Rapid Fire Hits

Next-door notifications for Coyotes

It’s not what you think. Heard a coyote’s call and feared the worst for a neighborhood dog? More often, it’s a family sing-along, not a hunting spree. For peace of mind, leash up your furry friends and appreciate the evening melodies.

Tractor takeover. Roads are about to get a bit more… agricultural. Welcome to harvest season. 94,000 farmers are rolling onto roads with their equipment (good trivia question to remember tbh). Check out the dept of agriculture for tips to stay safe.

A murder suspect who was accidentally released by Marion County is still on the loose. Officials say he’s likely not in Indy anymore (phew). But if he is, there’s a 10k bounty for info.

Weekly home market report sponsored by Rachel Quade, Realtor

Call Rachel if you’re in the market to buy or sell your home

Construction this week

Here’s a high-level overview of what’s going on this week:

  • Lane restrictions on 96th Street between Walmart entrance and Lantern Road starting Tuesday, Sept. 26
  • Resurfacing project expanded to include Cottingham Estates
  • Geist Greenway construction starting again at Valley Crossing Drive
  • Tree trimming on 116th and Allisonville started last Monday. Will go on for several weeks.

Read the full report here.


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