Exterminator warns of extortion scam

ALBANY, Ga. — A local pest control service is making the public aware of an apparent scheme to solicit money from its customers. Sims Pest Control, 1903 Ledo Road, has received several reports from customers saying they’ve been approached by someone representing themselves as a Sims employee, said General Manager, Blake Sims.

“The reports we’ve gotten say the callers want some really ridiculous amount of money, in the thousands of dollars for past due service balances,” Sims said.

According to Sims, while the exterminator does sometimes make collection attempts by telephone, the company will never ask for a payment without an approved work order, invoice or service agreement.

Sims urges the public to be vigilant in responding to these types of calls, and if the calls seem suspect customers should call Sims at (229) 436-3215.