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Scam alert: Deputies warn of home-repair solicitations

 

Residents of San Mateo County should be wary of scams involving door-to-door solicitations by people claiming to be in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning repair business, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The scam involves residents who have had legitimate heating, ventilating or air conditioning work done recently, deputies said. The "technicians" claim to be coming by to do a follow-up inspection.

The resident's heating, ventilating or air conditioning work is typically found to be in need of repair and the resident is charged for work not actually done. Some residents have been burglarized, deputies said.

Residents are advised to call 911 when suspicious of a scam, and to check repair persons' credentials by personally visiting the company where they purportedly work or by calling the company's publicly available phone number.

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