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Montgomery County Police Warn of Home Repair Scams

Montgomery County Police are warning all County residents to be wary of people representing themselves as home repair service or lawn service companies hoping to take on more clients, but who are in fact criminals and scam artists.

As warmer weather has come to the area, so have the home repair and tree and lawn service scammers, said a MCPD press release. These scammers target people with the intent of taking advantage of them financially. Although these types of scams occur year-round, areas often experience an increase in these criminal acts after storms and in the spring and summer.

Since March 1, there have been 12 of these scams reported to the Montgomery County Police Department throughout the County. The cases are actively being investigated by detectives with the assistance and guidance of the Office of Consumer Protection and the State’s Attorney’s Office. Investigators believe that there are a number of different suspects involved in these 12 cases.