Warm summer months often lead to more door-to-door solicitations. Regardless of if you believe the person at your door is a legitimate solicitor or not, it is important to remain skeptical and cautious, especially if they are trying to sell you something. Scammers often try and solicit donations for charity, offer a home repair service or pose as a utility worker. The following are some tips to stay safe:
BE AWARE OF…
It is easy to fake credibility. Do your research. Check with an objective third party to verify someone’s identity. Don’t hesitate to call the police if you feel threatened or contact AARP ElderWatch if you have any questions about a door-to-door solicitation or other potential scams.
Denver Metro Area
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