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Door to door scam

Post Number:#1  Postby wiglock9 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:26 pm

I get e mail updates from the neighborhood watch captain and I thought I'd share this one with you all. I'm in district 6 but I'm sure this happens in other districts. You might want to tell family and friends about this and it might be a good reminder for all of us too.

"Please share the following information regarding Scams
where the Elderly are being targeted.

The suspects attempt to talk their way into the house by
claiming they are there to inspect the roof, chimney, and utilities or
to perform some type of yard service, such as tree trimming.
If the victim lets them into the house, one suspect will distract
the victim usually by asking for them to fill a bucket of water for them
as a second suspect searches the house for valuables.
If the victim does not let them in, once the door is opened they
will push their way past the victim and then one suspect will watch the
victim as the other suspect searches the house. Money
and jewelry are the targets in these crimes. The
suspects are white or Hispanic males with Hispanic or European accent
between the ages of 30-45 approximately 5’07 to 5’09 tall with medium to
stocky build. They are driving Pickup trucks, SUVs
and Minivans. The vehicles are usually very clean and
they park the vehicles on the street.

To avoid being a victim of these scams, we ask that you
keep your screen/storm doors locked. Ask anyone that
comes to your house claiming to provide a service to show you his or her
ID card or proof of work order. Ask for a contact
number of the business and then call that number to make sure they are
suppose to be there. When asking for this information
keep the screen/storm door locked. If the suspect
states that they can’t hear you through the door, call 911 and the
police will investigate and make sure they are with the respective
company they claim to be with".
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Re: Door to door scam

Post Number:#2  Postby Scott » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:22 am

Thank you for the heads up :bthumb:
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Post Number:#3  Postby thomcarter » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:16 am

I have read all of your advice and I agree with it. Since now and then, police and other news agencies are reporting an increased number of door-to-door scams across the country. There might be a bigger number of operators trying to rip individuals off, so be aware about any person knocking on the door and attempting to sell you stuff. We all knew some are selling things door-to-door are perfectly honest and have a tough job just as what my payday loan did to me.
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Post Number:#4  Postby SidecarMike » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:52 pm

Thom Carter. Could you explain the payday loan thing, please?
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