Even if you stay home, not answering the phone, not opening the mail, not getting online, the scumbags will still find a way to try to get you:
The Fort Wayne police department is aware of a possible scam being performed in the area.
A female white in the age range of 18-years to her early 20's and a male white in his early 20's have been approaching residents at their homes in the northern and southwestern parts of our city with the story that the vehicle they were in broke down and that they would like to barrow monies, with the promise to pay the person back within 24-hours, for a tow truck to tow their vehicle to a repair shop. They have been successful in being provided these funds in just a few instances but never return to make good on their promise of repayment. It was reported this weekend that while the homeowner was speaking with the female, the male half asks to use the restroom and while in the home is looking for valuables to steal.
If these con artists are caught, I think a two- or three-week pillorying -- just before they're dropped into a dungeon for a few years -- would be appropriate. Look, my home may not be my castle, but it is my refuge. It's where I go to be left alone. I don't want any stupid cookies. Keep your magazine-subscription offers to yourself. If you're selling candy for the school band, set up at one of the supermarkets I visit. If you want to fix my roof, get an ad in the phone book. Oh, your truck broke down? Poor thing. Wait right there, and I'll call 911 for you.