Beware of the Scam Artists!
They can be on the Internet with an email that asks you to verify your bank account. Everything looks like your bank...but your bank won't ask you to do that!
As times are getting more difficult we are seeing new wrinkles in the way scam artists are looking to get money.
Here is one that should be considered very dangerous. A person coming to your door says they are from the water department...they say they have been told you have a leak and need to check your water lines or meter inside your home. This is a home invasion technique.
All city workers make appointments for repairs. They will not come to your home un-announced to check your water quality either....that is another one of the ploys. They have identification.
Mostly this has been used on elderly residents. So make sure your elder family members and friends are aware of this scam. Locally we have heard of 3 attempts to access homes using this ploy.
We were told of another approaching people saying he was an undercover police officer and wanted to check the residence for a criminal that could be hiding inside. They flash a toy badge and try to gain access. No one has been hurt yet...but this is a very dangerous situation.
Get the word out to your family, friends and neighbors.