A warning to residents of Davenport. There is a scammer that is targeting residents. Davenport Police say an individual is knocking on doors and then asking for a drink of water, money for diapers to offering to help with yard work or other projects. Police say the goal of this individual is to get inside your home and steal your possessions.
KWQC TV 6 say police report this individual is very persistent. If the person refuses to leave or pressures you to let them in, police say call 911 immediately.
Take extra precautions so you don't become a victim. Police say -
- Always keep your windows and doors locked, even when you are home. Keep your doors locked while working out in the yard.
- Always look out a window to see who is at your door. Make sure the person sees you. This lets them know that someone is actually home.
- Never open your door to anyone you do not know. Do not give them an opportunity to push the door in.
- Do not be fooled by "phony" uniforms, work vests, or ID badges. If you did not call or request the service, do not open the door.
- Never allow anyone who you do not know or a business who you did not request, enter your home.
- If the scammer refuses to leave and/or continues to pressure you into letting them in, call 9-1-1 immediately.