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    'Scammers' turn out to be legitimate sales reps

    5:59 PM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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    WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- What was thought to be scammers going door to door in West Little Rock, turned out to be legitimate sales reps.

    The initial worries came from the Brodie Creek Neighborhood about people allegedly posing as AT&T reps in order to survey houses to rob. THV 11 talked to a gentleman who thought he may have been the victim of a possible scam when two people approached his home wanting to talk about a construction project in the area.

    Little Rock Police said they had no complaints from the neighborhood, and AT&T confirmed they had two sales reps in the area Wednesday but said it's important for consumers to know what to look for when a salesperson approaches your house.

    If you are concerned about getting scammed, look for proper identification, which will be a photo ID with the AT&T logo. The sales rep should be properly dressed in company apparel, and they can even provide a phone number for verification.

    These tips are not fail-proof, so if you've got an uneasy feeling about the person, go with your gut and ask them to leave.

    It's important to be cautious with other door-to-door soliciting. Common scams include fake magazine subscriptions and free utility audits promising to save you money on energy costs.

    The elderly can often be targeted for door-to-door scams. For a list of what to look out for from AARP click here.

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