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Senior home owners be on lookout for scam

From Cherokee Sheriff's Office

 

The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office would like to warn local residents, specifically seniors, about a burglary scam that has been occurring in surrounding areas. In Cobb county and North Fulton county on at least 3 occasions last month, individuals have approached senior citizens at their homes and inquired about cutting/trimming trees in their yard. While one suspect leads the homeowner to the backyard to discuss which trees to cut, another suspect enters the home and commits a burglary.

 

Residents are urged to use extreme caution if someone comes to their home without an invitation and solicits the homeowner to do any type of work. If dealing with someone who is soliciting work, if you become suspicious or concerned, please call 911 immediately. Our deputies will be glad to respond and intervene if needed.

 

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