New burglar scams

POSTED: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 1:35pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

Everyone loves free gift cards.

So what if your favorite store called and said you won one?

Well, the Better Business Bureau says if you receive one of these phone calls, you better think twice.

This is a new trend among burglars and these calls are designed to get you out of your house.

Once you're out, they go in.

At the store you'll realize that there isn't a gift card and when you return home, your house would be robbed.

Here are a few tips to spot a fraudulent caller:
 

If you didn't enter a competition, you can't win.

Ask the caller questions as to how you won and get the callers name.

Key words to listen for are won, gifted and prized.

Before you leave your house, call the store first. You can get all your information without leaving the house.

But if you receive a call like this or if you fall victim to the scam, call your local police department immediately.
 

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