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In Virginia, concerns about scam artists taking advantage of seniors has prompted a call for state regulation of tree trimmers.

Police say the tree trimmers roam the streets looking for senior citizens that might be easily confused. Concerns about fraud have prompted some members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to call for state regulation.

Michael Pope reports...

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