BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Along with warmer weather, crime and scammers appear.
That’s why the Baltimore County Sheriff is warning people about potential scammers posing as cable repair or service companies.
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“More and more people are going out,” said Russ Stout, a resident of Pine Valley-Valleywood.
Police say individuals are visiting neighborhoods posing as touts FOR cable service or repair companies.
“Some of them are actually scammers and you can’t really trust that,” says Stout.
Stout has lived in his home for 35 years. Whenever he sees a lawyer, he says he calls the police.
The Baltimore County Sheriff’s Department said scammers often try to distract residents when their homes are unlocked.
“Someone might be talking to you. . . and then someone can come around to the back and climb up your window,” said Baltimore County Sheriff. Trae Corbin.
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Amy Dibari, who also lives in Pine Valley-Valleywood, said: “I have a rotator to help me.
As a single mom, Dibari says the camera provides an extra layer of protection beyond locking doors and closing windows.
“I want to make sure the kids and I are protected and safe, so I thought it would be a great choice for us,” said Dibari.
Dibari’s parents live next to her and she tries to be a good neighbor as well as a good daughter.
“I talked to them about [it]encourage them to always lock the door even when they are at home even if they are right at the front door so that they are safe,” says Dibari
Police say that if someone is going out of town, they shouldn’t advertise their trip.
That information should only be shared with a few neighbors who can view the home so that the information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
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Police also recommend turning on some lights to make it look like someone is home.
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