Law Enforcement Warns of Possible Cleaning Service Scam in Fredericksburg Area
Stafford County Sheriff's Office says suspicious group offering free services.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is warning Fredericksburg area residents of a potential scam involving several individuals offering free cleaning products or services, according to a release.
"In these incidents, the subjects offer free cleaning products or offer to clean floors for free," according to the release. "The subjects claim to be in the process of opening a 'cleaning shop' either in the City of Fredericksburg or off of White Oak Road in Stafford. In one incident a subject asked the homeowner if he wanted to buy a vacuum cleaner."
No crime has been committed but the actions of the group are suspicious, according to the Sheriff's Office. Citizens are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office if they experience this kind of incident at 540-658-4400.
The subjects have been described as 5’06” white male in his 50s with slicked back hair wearing a light tan blazer, a 6’04” balding black male also in his 50s. The third individual has been described as a pregnant female. The subjects may be travelling in a dark colored SUV.
Individuals permitted to sale items door-to-door must have a special photo ID issued by Stafford County. They are expected to present this when asked, when soliciting in the county, according to the Sheriff's Office.