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Posted on: June 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] “Workers” Possibly Looking for Next Home to Victimize

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“Workers” Possibly Looking for Next Home to Victimize  


A Spokane Valley resident reported being contacted by two males claiming to work for the home security company he uses.  The potential victim contacted his security company and learned they do not have employees going door to door. 

 

On June 13, 2018, a Spokane Valley resident reported two males came to his residence and claimed to be employees of the home security company he uses.  The males explained they wanted to check his security system and make sure it was up to date.

Later, the homeowner called the security company and learned they do not have employees going door to door to contact customers leading the homeowner to believe the pair are possibly burglars looking for their next home to victimize. 

The Spokane Valley Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone, most companies do not send employees out to residence without being requested.  If you do encounter a person claiming to work for a company you use and you haven’t requested contact, be polite, ask them to wait outside and contact the company’s customer service number you already have or looked up

People who are criminals looking to steal your valuables aren’t above using props (false business cards or customer service numbers monitored by another criminal) to trick you into falling for their ruse.      

In this instance, it is not known what the intentions of the two males are but, according to the company, the contact wasn’t on their behalf.  Stay alert, verify information before you act or provide information/payment for anything you did not contact the company specific and request to have done.

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