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Local YouTube Appliance Repair Scam Exposed

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Everyone online is using Google to find things now a days. From roof repair, to dentists, to restaurants. One thing is certain. Google is the mother of all search engines, and it lists sites like YouTube often with a very high rank. For instance, just Google “appliance repair Tipp City”. You’ll see on page 1 a video of a company that says they are Appliance Repair in Tipp City. To the right of it, you’ll see other videos of Appliance Repair in Troy, West Milton, Laura, etc. Each one has a phone number, that ends in a voicemail that says that they indeed are the “number one” appliance repair company in the area, and if you leave them a message, they will call right back.

I wasn’t able to leave a message as the voicemail was full, but one resident did leave a message and was called back by a gentleman that wanted the resident’s credit card number, over the phone, prior to arriving at their home. Of course, the resident was smart enough not to fall for that one, and so he called us.

Other things you’d find to be suspicious would be the street address that this “appliance repair” company claims. 106 W. Main St… which happens to be Harrisons Restaurant. The Troy video has an address they claim to be theirs, but after checking it belongs to the Caroline in Troy!

We have reported the incident to the local police, but wanted to make sure residents were warned of situations like these where you could be exposed to a risky situation.

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