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Noble County Sheriff Department warns of inspection scam

Authorities in Noble County are urging residents to be on the lookout for two people driving around and trying to scam the homeowners.

Posted: Feb 19, 2020 1:49 PM
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 10:11 AM

CROMWELL, Ind. (WFFT) — Authorities in Noble County are urging residents to be on the lookout for two people driving around and trying to scam the homeowners.

The Noble County Sheriff’s Department said they received a complaint Wednesday outside of Cromwell about a Black Ford Ranger with two people inside.

Noble County scam alert

Noble County scam alert truck is described as a Black Fort Ranger

NCSD says two white males inside the truck stopped at a home and wanted to do an inspection of the homeowners lightning rods.

The caller told police the male passenger of the truck came to the door and told the homeowner it was the law and the rods needed to be inspected every few months or they could face a fine.

They say the driver never got out of the truck.

The passenger was described as being a taller white male with dark brown hair possibly in his 30s. 

He had no facial hair or glasses.

Deputies say the pickup was last seen traveling west on County Road 450 North from the area of County Road 1025 West.

They say if these two people approach you about inspecting lightning rods on your property, ask them to leave and call the Noble County Sheriff’s Department at (260) 636-2182 or 911.

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