Be Aware Of Scams!

Area law enforcement agencies are looking for individuals posing as a contractor for a utility company. These people are diverting homeowners attention and an accomplice are entering the home and removing valuables.

To help prevent this sort of crime, Sheriff Carter reminds homeowners to:

 Always request identification from any persons claiming to represent utility companies. In addition to identification, Progress Energy customers can call (919) 508-5400 to verify any persons claiming affiliation with their company.

 Inform elderly family and friends. These type crimes often, but not always, victimize elderly homeowners.

 Make sure valuables are not visible from the street.

 Work together with your neighbors on watching out for one another.

 Call local law enforcement on any suspicious activity

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