PA American Water Warns Customers About Scam

By Sharon Gaeta , Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 08/15 2014 07:33PM

Updated 08/15 2014 07:42PM

Pennsylvania American Water is warning customers about a scam.
Known as distraction burglaries 
Someone posing as a utility company employee .. knocks on your front door  and may claim they're with the water company and say they  have to check a leak or water quality in a secluded area of your home ..
Police say they dress the part and may even carry  fraudulent identification. Very often work in pairs.
 PA American Water noted Pennsylvania  American Water Employees
Service Personnel wear a uniform
They drive company branded vehicles
All employees have a photo identification badges with company logo
and they do not accept payment at house or business.

The company also advises if you have a concern to call 9-1-1.

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