On Monday, February 5, 2018, Spokane County Public Works received
a call from a concerned citizen about a possible SCAM operating in the Country
Homes Blvd. neighborhood. According to the information they received, the
caller was contacted by her 88-year old mother who reported the
following: A man came to her home and told her that he was a contractor
hired by Spokane County to cut back low-hanging tree branches and bushes that
are crowding sidewalks. The suspect told her that it would cost $400 and
that she had to pay before the work could be done. He added that he had a
seasonal contract with Spokane County and that she would be reimbursed by the
county when the contract was completed.
THIS IS A SCAM!!!
If you are approached by someone claiming you have to pay
for work required by Spokane County (or any government jurisdiction) – try to
take a photo of the vehicle and/or get a license plate number and report it to
Crime Check at 456-2233. Reporting possible SCAMS to Crime Check helps
law enforcement to track suspected criminal activity.
For more information about SCAMS operating in Spokane
County, go to the Sheriff’s SCAM Warnings web