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Old 06-12-2018, 06:27 PM
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So I just moved into a new house a few weeks ago. Had something I thought was strange but would like some opinions.

Had a guy knock on the door today. When I answered, he asked if Iím the homeowner, and if I ďordered any renovationsĒ. I told him no, and he kept pressing. Asking me if Iím sure, if Iím doing any painting, etc etc. I continued to tell him I am not renovating, and he must have the wrong house.

I notice in his hand he had my full address jotted on the back of what looked like a receipt. He then goes to tell me he thinks he got scammed because HE was just sent several grand to do this work. Once I asked him if he represented a business, he fumbled his words around and said he just ďdoes his own kinda thingĒ. Then he immediately fakes a phone call and walks away to his truck.

Dude was wearing a scrub top, and drove a 5 or so year old Nissan Titan. Neither he or the truck looked like they were ready for renovations.

I took several pictures of this house hunter along with his plate number. Think this guy is scoping the neighborhood, or honest mistake?

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Old 06-12-2018, 06:28 PM
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I would buy a Benelli M4, just in case.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:30 PM
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dude's probably scoping out your house
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For me it’s a Para 1911
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:31 PM
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Would like to add

-If he was legit and thought he was going to get to work, why ask if I am the guy who needs renovating?
-Why say he may have been scammed when he had received payment
-Why fumble when asked who he represents and leave?

My gut is telling me he was seeing if I had **** worth coming back for. Weíve had a lot of homes and cars burglarized according to that lame *** Nextdoor app...
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better lock your doors and windows. You might get sodomized while you sleep

What's your zip code?, i'd like to see crime stats
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Iíve got a gun, but that wonít help if Iím at work..

Bout to unpack my Christmas ornaments and go Home Alone on his ************
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You were scoped. Time to make the second amendment your friend.

Also set up security cams with trigger alerts pushed to your phone
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:37 PM
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You were scoped. Time to make the second amendment your friend.

Also set up security cams with trigger alerts pushed to your phone
Just had home security installed last week. No cameras but Iím calling tomorrow to get them installed. My new TV was literally in the dudes line of sight
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I’d probably call the police and report the incident and show them the pictures you took.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:42 PM
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Iíd probably call the police and report the incident and show them the pictures you took.
I will. At first I always second guess myself and wonder if Iím overly cautious so I didnít want to jump the gun. Pun intended.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:51 PM
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I don’t think you’re being paranoid especially when it comes to your home ect. Better safe than sorry plus his story was Swiss cheese.
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she's cheating on you
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:16 PM
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she's cheating on you
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:20 PM
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Nothing wrong with stringing some car batteries up to some piano wire and setting up a few 'hot zones' in your front yard. If people ask, just say you saw a few skunks roaming around the garbage can.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:23 PM
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Report it. They must've seen you moving in. Who the **** pays someone a couple grand to be scammed. Maybe he did maybe he didn't. I'd still report it.


Saw a crying kid walking on the side of the street couple months back, I turned on my hazard lights to slow down (no shoulder), and simultaneously called 911 and walked toward the kid. Out of no where some lady pulls up going for the kid, I told her I was on the phone with the police. She tells me she knows the kid. I ask for her license and started to repeat her name and license # to the operator. I walked towards her car and got the make model plus license plate. Operator told me she will send someone to the address of the lady. I tell the lady the police will be following up so please be home.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:42 PM
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I wish I had reported it when it happened. Iíll still call, but Iím wondering if itíll do any good since itís been about 4 hours or so :/
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Originally Posted by xtrac1 View Post
I would buy a Benelli M4, just in case.

Regardless of said dude's intentions, this is just solid advice anytime.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:39 PM
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I wish I had reported it when it happened. Iíll still call, but Iím wondering if itíll do any good since itís been about 4 hours or so :/
Get it documented at least. If the same schmuck pulls this on someone else and they call in the local LEA may give him a friendly visit. If the truck comes back as hot they will be looking for it as well.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:45 PM
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Scammers are kind of coming up with some **** these days. I'm sure that spiel will fool some people.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:52 PM
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Find out where he lives based on the plate, and make sure he knows that you're watching him. Pull the same move on him.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:56 PM
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Find out where he lives based on the plate, and make sure he knows that you're watching him. Pull the same move on him.
I cannot do license plate look-ups. Iíve tried lol
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:58 PM
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:12 PM
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Pick up some illegals at the nearest Home Depot. When he comes back to rob you and sees Home renovations going on he will be pissed. Plus he canít rob you when theyíre working.
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Call non emergency police number. Ask for your house to be placed on property watch, go meet your neighbors and pass the info along so they can keep an eye out..
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