October 15 2019

Burlington Police Say Multiple Victims Reported in Home Improvement Scams, Warn Residents to be Vigilant

By: Rich Hosford

The Burlington Police Department has been dealing with numerous incidents of scammers charging people for substandard work and are encouraging residents to be on the lookout. 


Board of Selectmen member and Burlington Police Detective Jim Tigges posted to a resident Facebook page that there is a group of home improvement scammers going around town targeting elderly residents. 


“They are knocking on residents' doors and taking cash for substandard work,” Tigges wrote. “They are not licensed and do not have any permits to do the work.”


Tigges added that there have been several victims of the scam. He also asked the public’s help in helping their senior neighbors avoid falling for the scam work. 


“Please keep an eye out for any suspicious persons or pickup trucks and check on any elderly neighbors,” he wrote. “If you see something suspicious, contact the Burlington Police Department at 781-272-1212. If possible and safe to do so, take photos of the suspects and/or their vehicles.”


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