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Neighborhood Scam

September 30th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fairly late one recent evening, one of our neighbors was approached just as they pulled into their garage. As they got out of their car, they noticed a woman parked at the end of their driveway. The woman approached them and told a very convincing-sounding story about having just moved into the neighborhood, her husband was traveling, her daughter’s car was just towed, she was so embarrassed to ask, but since they just moved she didn’t have any credit cards, but could she just ask, “neighbor to neighbor,” to borrow some money? She said she would be back the next morning to repay it. The woman seemed reasonable and nothing seemed shady about her approach or request. The neighbor gave her the money and the woman disappeared.  The whole scenario was fabricated.  Please be on the lookout for this woman or other similar scams.  The woman was driving a silver or tan small SUV.  If you experience anything similar, please report it to the police at 911.  Remember, our neighborhood police officers stressed how much they really want us to call 911 in case of anything suspicious – it doesn’t have to be a life-threatening emergency.  In this case, the scam wasn’t uncovered until the next day, but if it happens again, perhaps the police can apprehend someone.

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  1. Ianni
    October 5th, 2010 at 21:30 | #1

    I had a similar incident happen at Meijers parking lot on Southport Road.

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