Levelland Police on Wednesday morning released a written statement about “a new trend from scammers.”

Levelland PD said, “It appears that criminals have targeted people with home security system signs in their front yard.”

Police said someone will approach the house claiming to be with the alarm company.  The resident will be told that the alarm is in need of repair or inspection. 

“Their intention is to get inside your residence to … see what all is of value inside,” police said. 

Police warned of an “attempt to harm you or other occupants and then take anything of value.”

“Be cautious and be aware!” police said. “Make sure to report any suspicious activity and be aware of what is going on in your neighborhood”

EverythingLubbock.com has inquired of Lubbock Police if any similar scam has been reported in Lubbock.  If the answer is yes, then EverythingLubbock will provide an update.