WATERBURY (AP) - Police say they have received reports of suspicious people posing as representatives of the Vermont Department of Children and Families.

State Police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro said a woman and two men showed up at a Sunderland residence Monday and told a grandmother that a child's parents were under investigation by "child protective services." They picked up the child for inspection and indicated they might return.

The department received an Oct. 29 report of a woman at a St. Johnsbury home who said she was a DCF worker investigating a report of child abuse. She examined the child.

Police in Lyndonville received a Dec. 1 report about three women who went to a home claiming to be from "Human Services" or "Home Health."

The department is not investigating the targeted families.