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Couple impersonates DHS workers in Scott County

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WALDRON, Ark. (AP) - Authorities are investigating an attempted scam in western Arkansas in which two people tried to impersonate Department of Human Services employees.

DHS said Wednesday that a man and a woman identified themselves as DHS adult protective services employees and tried to gain access to an elderly woman's home in Waldron this week. DHS says the woman asked for identification, but the pair said they'd left it in their car and were not required to present identification.

The couple threatened to call law enforcement if the woman didn't let them in. She refused and they left.

DHS says adult protective services workers are always instructed to show proper identification when they make contact with someone.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

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