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Bedford Police Warning Residents Of Scam

Last updated on Thursday, January 10, 2013

(BEDFORD) - Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley is warning residents about a free home security alarm scam.

Parsley says the department has received several calls this week, reporting phone calls from a group claiming they will install a free GE Alarm system in their home.

"They promise if you invite them into your home you will receive the free security system," Parsley says. "But when we dialed back the telephone number they are leaving to residents to comes back to a unidentified voice mailbox."

Parsley warns residents the callers are mentioning the Bedford Police Department and the other Bedford businesses in their sales pitch.

"The department is in no way associated with these individuals," Parsley says. "And none of the other businesses they are mentioning are either. It is a scam."

Parsley warns not to invite this group into your home.

"We believe these individuals are attempting to scope out homes to burglarize them," Parsley says. "If any of these individuals show up at your home call police immediately."

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