Salisbury fire, police warn renters of smoke detector scam
The Salisbury Police Department is warning about a scam in which residents are told to leave their doors unlocked so that the Salisbury Fire Department can inspect their home.
Officials said scammers are telling apartment managers and residents to leave their doors unlocked so that smoke detectors can be checked. Police urge owners and renters to keep their homes locked and secured.
The Fire Department received a call Tuesday morning from a local apartment complex manager who wanted to verify whether the Fire Department was conducting inspections.
“Someone with the Fire Department let them know they never do scheduled inspections,” said Salisbury police Capt. Melonie Thompson.
To report a scam attempt to local police, call 704-638-5333.
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