Reports that five men are posing as Verizon or Bright House Networks service technicians on Florida's Gulf Coast possibly attempting to rob customers' house serves as another cautionary tale as to why you should never open doors to strangers.
While local police said that in the three cases reported, residents turned the impostors away and no crimes were committed, they are concerned that one of these possible criminals could eventually make their way into a home. It appears that there are about five men involved in the scam.
In the most recent incident reported last Friday, an impostor Verizon technician attempted to get into a Bradenton, Fla. condo, but even after the supposed technician showed an ID badge, the homeowner got suspicious and called police. This prompted the man to take off in a black SUV with several accomplices.
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