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2020-03-22 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Criminals Posing as CDC Visit Homes in Lab Coats and Masks to Attempt Robbery
[Newsweek] Burglars in the U.S. are taking advantage of the novel coronavirus outbreak by posing as medical experts to gain entry to victims' homes, multiple police departments have warned.

The culprits are reportedly dressing up in white lab coats and masks to pose as scientists linked to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), before knocking on doors and offering advice about the COVID-19 disease or even claiming to be able to test for the new virus.

Daytona Beach Police Department, which described the scam on Facebook this week, said there were no reported cases in the Florida city, but it wanted to be proactive.

"They're attempting to rob the house once they get inside, sometimes by force," it said in a warning.

"If you see someone approaching your house in a white lab coat or mask claiming to be a CDC worker, do NOT let them in. Please call 911 immediately!" the post added.

It is far from the only department to issue such a notice.
Much more at link
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2020-03-22 02:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6501 views ]  Top

#1 Just go to show you that people adapt.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-22 03:42||   2020-03-22 03:42|| Front Page Top

#2 Oh wonderful. So, if strangers show up on my doorstep in lab coats claiming to be CDC I can shoot them.
Posted by Chaving Ulavise4972 2020-03-22 08:28||   2020-03-22 08:28|| Front Page Top

#3 That's funny, Chaving. My thought exactly.

Think of it as inoculating yourself against government interference.
Posted by SteveS 2020-03-22 15:16||   2020-03-22 15:16|| Front Page Top

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