- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Officials at Fort Bragg are warning residents about a scam that targets families living on the Army post.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1H8UNhX) a man purporting to be a vacuum cleaner salesman has been reported going door-to-door to target families by making them believe they’ve purchased a product.

In fact, officials said the man uses their bank information to set up automatic monthly payments, but never delivers the promised vacuum.

Per Army regulations, salesmen are not allowed in Fort Bragg’s housing areas, and officials say selling products in housing areas is also a violation of Fort Bragg policies.

Post officials say 14 households have fallen victim to the scam. They ask Fort Bragg residents to call military police immediately if they notice anyone going door-to-door trying to sell a product.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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