Weston police: Beware of scam artists

Weston police are warning residents about a series of scams that have targeted individuals in the last few weeks.

Detective Carl Filsinger says when the fall comes the scammers come out. He says some of the cons are coming in the form of chimney or roof cleaning offers.

Filsinger says these unlicensed companies often call homes advertising a special. He advises checking out the companies? credentials and references and even calling the state?s Department of Consumer Protection if necessary.

Amy Davis is speaking out to warn others of a scam she almost got caught in. She says she put an ad in the paper to sell some furniture. An interested buyer contacted her and they agreed on a price of $150. The buyer, who called herself Jenny, mailed Davis a check for $3,700 and then asked her to wire back the difference. Davis says the check was fake and she didn?t fall for it.

The scams are not limited to Weston; Filsinger says the scammers are branching out to nearby towns.

Related Information:CT Department of Consumer Protection860-713-6050

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