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Kentucky attorney general warns consumers about door-to-door sales scam

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 11, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 3 a possible ring of door-to-door scammers is targeting the Louisville area.

According to Beshear’s office, the scam involves two phases. First, a door-to-door salesperson will claim to offer home improvement services. The con artist will take money for services and leave without performing them. Second, another con artist will come along pretending to be an Adult Protective Services employee. This scammer will say they can provide “scam recovery services” for a fee. The consumer will then get victimized a second time.

“The only ‘deal’ these door-to-door imposters are offering is a scam,” Beshear said. “Our office has been made aware of a potential ring of con artists targeting the Louisville-area and we want to alert Kentuckians to help others avoid falling victim.”

Beshear noted that many door-to-door salespeople are trying to make an honest living but consumers should nevertheless remain vigilant. Beshear’s office provided a list of tips to help consumers avoid scams. Beshear says consumers should verify and check online reviews and always avoid paying upfront.

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