Scammers going door-to-door in Berkshire Co. & attempting to obtain children's information.

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(WGGB/WSHM) - The Berkshire County Sheriff's Office is issuing a warning to all parents and guardians about an ongoing scam.

Officials with the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office tell us that individuals have been going to door-to-door in unspecified areas of Berkshire County claiming to be from the Berkshire County Sheriff's office and attempting to obtain information, such as photos and hair samples, on residents' children.

If anyone comes to your residence and asks for information on your child or children, you are asked to call 911 immediately.

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In an age where so many people have video doorbells, it's surprising no-one has posted pictures of these crooks yet.


Probably because these are fake news reports. The type of fake paranoia that people see on Facebook and fall for.

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