Tuesday, Richland police put out the word of a possible scam in town.

That morning, police received a report from a resident about a man who knocked on their door, claiming to be offering carpet cleaning services.

He said he was from Sea-Tac (A city near Seattle) and was in town, looking for perspective customers.

The man was not driving any company truck nor did he have any identification linking him to any cleaning service. The Richland resident didn't fall for the scam, but police advise to report any suspicious activity to both them and the Better Business Bureau.

When dealing with service providers, if you have any suspicions or concerns, get as much information from them as you can, and run it through the BBB and if necessary, the police.

The police and BBB also say do NOT do any business with door-to-door vendors or service providers unless you can confirm they have a locally based office in our area.

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