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Beware of scammers preying on out-of-towners

Posted at 9:59 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 09:59:53-04

Every year Lee County sees a spike in residential burglaries as season kicks in. Traveling thieves will come to Florida in the Winter months specifically to target snowbirds. They know how to blend in and often work in groups to burglarize and scam residents. They also target gated communities.

Tis the season for traveling thieves… Snowbirds are flocking back to Southwest Florida and criminals are right on their tail.

Miriam Dotson with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office joins us with more on what to look out for and why Southwest Florida is such a hot spot for crooks