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Possible door to door scam

Hoxie, AR (KAIT) – Hoxie Police are warning residents of two men going door to door without permission.

Hoxie Police Chief Glen Smith tells Region 8 News that two white males between their 40s and 50s drove up to an elderly couple's home in a white pickup truck. The men knocked on the couple's door and told them they were there to work on the couple's floor.

Smith  says the men came into the home and began to measure the couple's floors. Next, the two men asked the couple when and where they received their social security checks. The couple told them they receive the checks at their home.

Although the couple was not hurt, Police Chief Smith says residents should not let people into their homes they don't know.

Smith says the city of Hoxie has an ordinance prohibiting people from going door to door. He says no one has requested a permit recently to go door to door.

If you suspect someone is doing this, Police Chief Smith says contact the Hoxie Police Department at (870) 886-7701.

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