On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Spokane County Public Works Department received a call from a concerned citizen about a possible SCAM operating in the Country Homes Blvd. neighborhood.
According to the information we received, the caller was contacted by her 88-year old mother who reported the following: A man came to her home and told her that he was a contractor hired by Spokane County to cut back low-hanging tree branches and bushes that are crowding sidewalks. The suspect told her it would cost $400 and that she had to pay him before the work could be done. He added that he had a seasonal contract with Spokane County and that she would be reimbursed by the county when the contract was completed.
THIS IS A SCAM!!!
If you are approached by someone claiming you have to pay for work that is required by Spokane County (or any other government jurisdiction) – Take a photo of the vehicle or get a license plate number and report it to Crime Check at 456-2233. Reporting possible SCAMS to Crime Check helps law enforcement to track suspected criminal activity.
For more information about SCAMS operating in Spokane County, go to the Sheriff’s SCAM Warnings web page.