A scam warning from Spokane County. If someone comes to your home and claims to be a contractor hired by Spokane County to cut back low-hanging tree branches and bushes crowding sidewalks, do not give them any money. This recently happened to an elderly lady in the Country Homes neighborhood who says a man tried to charge her  $400 to do the work. He said he had a seasonal contract with Spokane County and that she would be reimbursed by the county when the contract was completed.

Not true. If you are approached by someone claiming you have to pay for work required by Spokane County (or any government jurisdiction) – try to take a photo of the vehicle and/or get a license plate number and report it to Crime Check at 456-2233.

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