Police warning of door-to-door cable company scam

An Orange County police department is warning residents to be on the lookout for a new door-to-door scam where individuals are dressing as cable company representatives and demanding money.

The Belle Isle Police Department officials say they have received multiple reports of scammers calling residents and visiting homes while posing as employees from Spectrum and Verizon.

Police say that the scammers are demanding money and threatening to turn off cable.

“These companies will contact you by mail, not in person or by threatening phone calls,” reads a BIPD social media post. “Do not fall for these shenanigans!”

Multiple police agencies have been warning of scams in recent days.

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and Longwood Police Department have both received reports of scammers posing as law enforcement agencies and sending t-shirt discount text and Facebook messages with malicious links.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office also received reports of the same scams.

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