The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a possible scam.
According to citizen reports, three young white males approached a female at her residence and told they were with Sherwin-Williams. They offered to re-seal her roof and pressure wash her house.
They collected a large sum of cash and left, driving a white GMC or Chevrolet truck with a cover over the bed liner. As many as four young white males and one older white male may be involved, according to the ECSO.
Sheriff’s deputies also have received complaints from citizens who said two young females have been approaching houses and attempting to sell magazines. Some citizens have described the females as “pushy.”
The ECSO has received information that when the doors were not being answered, they would look around the residence and through the windows.
Any citizen who is approached by a salesperson at their residence is encouraged to ask the solicitor for a permit that has been approved by the sheriff.
Anyone who solicits in Effingham County without an approved permit is in violation of county ordinances.
Anyone who comes in contact with suspicious individuals who are soliciting services and do not have a permit or may not seem legitimate is encouraged to call the ECSO immediately. The sheriff’s office number is 754-3449.