YPD advises public on how to spot scams, avoid getting taken advantage of

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Warning comes as a result of increase in reports

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The Yuma Police Department (YPD) announces that a recent boost in reports of unlawful door-to-door solicitation has been occurring. Calls tell the department that solicitors have been visiting residential neighborhoods offering free consultations.

Solicitors may even greet you by name, but don’t be fooled. They could’ve easily looked you up through an online directory, or even scavenged your mail.

Card solicitors have been leaving.

Any offer of a “free upgrade” or “free system installation” is impossible. Even if you were to find a legitimate deal through a qualified business owner, there is always some kind of cost associated.

Put your guard up. Solicitors tend to use pressure tactics like, “This is a one-time offer;” often pressuring you to make a decision then and there. They even tend to use creative stories as a means of distracting…

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