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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