Scammers targeting East Texas seniors

A scam targeting East Texas seniors is making the rounds in our area.

Cornell and Winnie Montgomery of Lufkin say two men came to their door on Tuesday afternoon, saying they were with the electric company. The couple says they let them in because the men told them they could qualify for utility bill assistance.

But that was not the case. Cornell says they stole $300 from him, and then took off.

The couple described the two suspected scammers as two tall, white males between the age of 40 and 50.

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