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Local authorities are warning of more scams and potential scams.

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office says in a post that they have been made aware of a scam related to individuals contacting residents to decontaminate a resident's house. If you are not contacting them, the sheriff's office says it is a scam.

The sheriff's office is also reminding residents to never give out any personal information over the phone and do not pay for services with gift cards. Officials say someone wanting to clean your house or someone saying they will lower your credit score should not want to be paid in iTunes or Visa gift cards.

Authorities ask residents to stay vigilant in keeping yourself safe from scammers.

As WSPY reported earlier this week, Yorkville Police are warning of potential tax scams amid the COVID-19 crisis.

In a statement, police said although they have not received any reports of these scams, they will likely start to appear.

Police reminded residents that the government will not call you to confirm your banking or personal information for delivery of any stimulus or tax payments.

They will deliver those payments based on banking information from prior income tax filings or they will mail you a check.

Police asked for residents to share this information and to look out for each other to limit the damage done by scams.

Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.