|Roof Repair Scam Reported|
08:12PM / Tuesday, August 03, 2010
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams Police Department is warning North Berkshire residents that a couple of home-improvement scammers are on the loose.
Police say two people posing as roofing contractors are telling homeowners that they've done work on their homes before. They gain access purportedly to check the house for any visible water leaks in the ceiling. One gets into the house with the owner, makes sure no one else is home, then asks the homeowner to walk around the exterior to survey for any roof damage
While the owner is occupied, the second scammer searches the house for cash and valuables.
Police report one victim to this scam in the North Adams area.
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