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Scam prompts caution

It’s hard to know who to trust these days, but you can almost always bet your bottom dollar it’s not the people who solicit money door to door in the name of law enforcement.

Thankfully, a South Point resident this week blew the whistle on someone who was trying to do just that — asking for cash donations to help the sheriff’s office.

Quickly the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office took to social media to squash any such idea that the agency would solicit money in that manner.

The suspect was unknown to the resident and no arrest has been made, so other residents should remain vigilant. The suspect was identified as a white male driving a black SUV.

It is unclear whether the man visited other homes in that neighborhood or if he managed to collect any money. One could probably assume this was not his first attempted scam.

Luckily, at least one resident trusted his instincts to contact the real authorities.

This incident is a reminder that you can never be too careful when it comes to dealing with people who ask for anything, money or assistance, at your front door.