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The original item was published from 6/26/2017 4:18:00 PM to 7/8/2017 12:00:01 AM.


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Posted on: June 26, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Trash service phone scam reported

Please be advised of a Trash Service Phone Scam encountered by a Lafayette resident on June 26. This resident received a cell phone call from a man identifying himself as “Palmer” from Waste Management. Palmer indicated there is a new requirement for residents to keep a list of all items placed in recycle carts and failure to comply would result in a $77 per month fee. Palmer then demanded a credit card number to charge in the event of a violation. Palmer called the resident back a second time and became more aggressive, demanding an immediate credit payment over the phone.

If you are unsure about a call or email that claims to be from your bank, utility company, etc., call the business directly using the number on your bill.

Learn more about avoiding telephone scams from the Lafayette Police Department;

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