LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga -- There is a warning about another telephone scam that targets the elderly. But this one is different. The scam is using legitimate businesses to target its victims.
The scam came to light from a heating and air conditioning company in Lawrenceville who wants to protect its reputation.
Ace and A Heating and Air just finished a job in Lawrenceville Tuesday morning. George Davenport had a circuit board replaced on his furnace. About thirty minutes after Ace and A left his house he received a telephone call. The caller said he was from Ace and A. He told Davenport he was due for his furnace to be cleaned.
"And (he said) they had a man ready to come over here and he would be here shortly," Davenport said. "And I said no, he won't, because Ace and A just left here about thirty minutes ago."