Chicken-Fried News: Fraudulent fix 

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There are few things more frustrating than a fast-talking swindler.

Police are warning Oklahoma City residents about possible scammers aggressively targeting female drivers by demanding payment for bogus car maintenance.

In late October, one woman told police she was driving near the intersection of N. May Avenue and NW 59th Street when a man pulled alongside to her and said her front right tire was wobbly.

Both pulled over in a nearby parking lot. She alleged the man offered to fix her tire for about $200.

According to KOCO.com, the woman became suspicious after the man finished the repair in about five minutes.

Two days later, another woman said she was boxed in by a two men in a van as she attempted to back out of a parking space outside Belle Isle Wal-Mart. They offered to fix dents on her car.

One man attached suction cups to her car and started waxing the vehicle without her permission. Then, the men told her she owed them $140.

She paid them, KOCO.com reported, and then they gave her a phone number to call if she needed future work done. When she returned home and removed the wax, she discovered the dents were still there. She attempted to call the men, but a woman who answered said they were not available.

In both instances, the women alleged the scammers were aggressive and insisted immediate cash payments.

Police advise anyone who thinks they are being scammed to call 911.

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