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Missoula County Sheriff's Office warns of door-to-door magazine scam

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When we think of modern day scams we likely think of those that happen over the phone or online.

But the Missoula County Sheriff's Office has received several reports of door-to-door scams this summer.

Spokesperson Brenda Bassett said reports of fake sales people going door-to-door surfaced last month.

Bassett said the sales people would claim the proceeds from sales from magazines and learning materials would service men and women overseas, which they did not.

She said this is a good reminder that scams come in all forms, and consumers need to be extra diligent as criminals get creative and convincing with these scams.

"We just ask people to again, do their homework," Bassett said.

"If you know it's a legitimate company and you know that your personal information is going to be kept safe, okay. But you just have to be careful in today's day and age," she said.

Bassett said the office has also been getting reports of phone scammers trying to get donations for local Search and Rescue organizations.

She said the county doesn't solicit for Search and Rescue donations over the phone and those who are contacted should report those calls to law enforcement.  

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