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Police warning of person posing as repairman, taking payment without finishing work

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. - Pacific Grove police are warning the community about a person who is posing as an auto body repairman and taking payment without finishing the work.

Police said that some ways to prevent becoming a victim, you should:

  • Use a licensed repair shop.
  • Get the full legal name of the business.
  • Search the company on the internet.
  • Request a written estimate, including parts and labor, with the provider's name and contact information.
  • Arrange to pay in increments depending on finishing the project.
  • Pay with a check or credit card to get the bank's help if it is not legitimate.

To report someone posing as a repairman, you are asked to call Pacific Grove police at 831-648-3143.


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