Thursday, December 02, 2010

Scam Warning from the Sheriff

Scam Warning
Those of you who signed up to receive our press releases have already heard this warning but the information bears repeating. Transient criminals return to Florida this time of year to victimize residents, often using the ruse of home repair work to gain your trust. You can read more here, but one scam that wasn’t discussed is someone offering to repair your roof and asking to come inside to show you the signs of damage. When they do, they direct you away from the door so a second suspect can enter the house and take your valuables. Anyone offering to do unsolicited work should provide a business card so you can check out their credentials. Regardless, never hire anyone on the spot.
If you sense something is wrong get a description of their vehicle and a tag number if possible, and call the Sheriff’s Office.

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