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Police warn of condo maintenance scams

Langley RCMP are warning seniors living in gated communities and in condo complexes about an scam artist asking to clean ducts and then threatening his elderly victims.

This man, described to be Caucasian and in his early 40s, often will say he has been hired by the strata to come clean the unit’s ducts.

Once the work is completed, payment is demanded and if the resident refuses to pay, the suspect becomes quite confrontational and threatening, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks.

“Sadly, charges are rarely forwarded to Crown Counsel as the victim is often too frightened to follow through,” said Marks.

This suspect is approximately 5’8” tall, weighing 200 pounds with brown eyes and balding hair.

If an “inspector” arrives at your home offering to do duct work, don’t allow him into your home, said police.

If you have been victimized by this man but haven’t phoned police, call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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