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New Burglary Scam: Faux Film Location Scouts

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Via our inbox, from a Sherman Oaks resident:

One of my neighbors was recently approached by a gentleman who identified himself as a film location scout. He asked to come in the house, look around and take pictures of the contents of the house and the backyard. He presented an official looking business card and my neighbor allowed him to come in and photograph her home. She later called the number on the card and no such number existed. Apparently this man approached a different one of our neighbors who is a retired studio head. This neighbor was able to call the studio and got the word there was no such company or film as the man who came to the door professed.

Stay vigilant out there. From fake DWP workers to fathers with their sons who kicked a soccer ball in your backyard, people are trying new ways to get an inside look into your house.

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