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Recent Investigation of Peddling Near Weis Market

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

The Binghamton Police Department was recently investigating an incident of peddlers near the Weis Market, on 50 Pennsylvania Avenue. 

A citizen reached out to police after he thought he was part of a scam. The peddlers were going up to individuals in the grocery store's parking lot, telling them they could get a free cell phone if they gave them their personal information. They would then enter that information into a tablet to see if they were eligible. 

Officers later determined the peddlers were actually working for a legit company, which offers free phones to those who meet a certain economic standard. However, police said the they were peddling without a license. 

police want to advise the community that people will use similar tactics to scam citizens.