Edina Police Warn Of Phony Home Makeover Scam
EDINA, Minn. (WCCO) — Authorities in Edina are warning homeowners of an alleged makeover scam, where people have been reportedly going door-to-door asking residents to inspect their homes.
In a crime alert issued to residents on Tuesday, officials say they received complaints from home owners that someone was coming to their home, claiming to be with a home makeover show and asking to do a home inspection.
The crime alert warns residents to be careful, get identification and references before conducting business with anyone going door-to-door.
They also state, if there’s an urgency to their offer or if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Officials say the city sells “No Solicitors” placards for $3 or free window clings at the Edina City Hall. Both fall under the city ordinance requirements and make it a misdemeanor for anyone to solicit at that residence.