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Raleigh Police Warn of Fraud Scam

Posted April 21, 2007 12:34 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police are warning the public about a possible door-to-door fraud scheme that may be making its way to the Triangle.

Authorities say individuals pose as members of a local sports team or other organization that is raising money and often ask for contributions or provide a false pretense, such as the sale of magazine subscriptions.

Police also warn that those involved are often familiar enough with neighborhoods to claim they live in a nearby proximity of their prospective victims.

Anyone who receives such a door-to-door solicitation should call 911 immediately so police can respond to investigate the individuals involved.

Similar fraud teams have passed through the area in the past, police say, and information from residents has been helpful in putting an end to the fraud.