Residents reporting door to door insurance scam

Staff report

Residents is several areas of Bladen County have reported to law enforcement that an insurance scam has been under way in their neighborhoods.

According to reports, residents in the Old Abbottsburg Road area of Bladenboro and the Owen Hill Road near Dublin say two men have been canvassing the areas claiming they are selling insurance.

In the Bladenboro area, the men have reportedly claimed they work with West Bladen Assisted Living. Representatives with the business, however, said they don’t sell insurance and that the men are not affiliated with their facility.

Bladenboro Police Chief said folks should be wary of anyone coming to their door selling anything.

“You need to see their credentials,” said Hunt. “If they don’t want to give you that information, call 911.”

In addition, Hunt said a salesman should be able to provide a telephone for the company he represents, and residents should call the number to verify the individual’s credentials.

In the Dublin area, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of two men attempting to sell insurance door to door. According to reports, sheriff’s deputies could not locate the two men or the vehicle they were driving.

Residents can get updates on the latest scams being reported by going online at and click on the section labeled “Protect Yourself” — then click on “Avoid Consumer Scams.”

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the neighborhood insurance salesmen. Anyone with possible information should call 910-862-6960.

Staff report

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