APD seeking public's assistance in locating elderly victims of tree trimming scams
The Austin Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating elderly victims of tree trimming scams.
A company has been approaching elderly individuals at their homes to offer tree trimming services or other lawn care services.
The subjects are returning to the victims’ homes multiple times for payment while doing minimal work. It is estimated that the victims are overpaying for this work by 3 to 5 times what is normally charged for these services.
APD is asking anybody that might be a victim of this scam to call 3-1-1 or (512) 974-5750 to make a report. If you have any information about these scams please call the Region II Detectives at (512) 974-5779.