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Property Line Scam Warning

Property Line Scam Warning
Posted August 27th, 2014 @ 5:54am

Ohioans are being asked to be on the lookout for a scam involving property boundaries. Ross County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Weber said it involves a man who goes to homeowners and asks to inspect their property lines. The person claimed to be with a government agency in one case; in another, the man said a neighbor was going to install a fence.

Deputy Weber said once the man gets the homeowner to step outside and walk the property, he claims to be making a call to his boss and tells the person on the phone that the homeowner and he are in the backyard.

"When the homeowner returns to the house, he notices that someone had entered the house and taken some cash," said Deputy Weber.

Even though the scam has been pinpointed to the northern most part of Ohio, Deputy Weber said scams eventually travel statewide. It has not yet reached Ross County.

"Normally, we get everything that everybody else has," said Weber. "It may take a while, but it'll eventually come here."

He's asking Ohioans to report scams to their local sheriff's department. 


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