Boynton Beach residents are being urged to keep their guard up if there's a knock at the door and "city workers" want to come in.
Police say an incident Monday prompted the warning. They say a couple knocked at the door of an 84-year-old woman, walked in and said they were contracted by the city to "look at things."
She said the woman took her back to the porch as the man walked through the home.
After they left, the homeowner noticed someone had rifled through her bedroom dresser drawers.
Police say this was a scam and offer the following advice:
If someone comes to your home and does not have a City of Boynton Beach photo ID card, business card and marked vehicle parked outside, they are not employed by the city. Do not let them into your home and call 911.
The city does not contract with anyone who would need to enter your home. The only Boynton Beach employees who will come to and/or enter your home without an appointment are: Police officers, firefighters/fire marshal, community standards inspector (who may enter your home if you live in a rental property and it’s the annual life safety inspection).