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Oldham police warn of possible phone scam

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By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack

Police are warning Oldham residents of a possible scam this week involving home security systems.

A resident reported to Oldham County Police on Wednesday that he received a phone call from a solicitor offering a free home security system valued at $1,300.

The homeowner declined the offer.

The caller probed about the homeowner's schedule, even as the homeowner continued to say he was not interested in the security system.

The caller insisted that he would have a technician call back to discuss installation.

After the homeowner ended the call, he tried to call the number back and found it isn't a working number.

The homeowner later received a second call from the same male solicitor.

He questioned the solicitor about the out-of-service phone number, and the caller stated he was making calls from a national chain's call center in Rhode Island.

The homeowner asked for a customer care number, and was only given a partial number before the caller became belligerent.

OCPD spokesperson Mike Head recommends that residents advise solicitors that they are listed on a No-Call List and inform the caller to stop calling.

Anyone with information or questions should call OCPD at 222-1300.