Customer Warning: Beware of Individuals Posing as Utility Workers
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – July 23, 2013:Law enforcement officials in the region are calling attention to recent incidents where individuals are posing as utility workers to gain access to homes and or businesses in order to obtain information that can be used in identity theft and fraud.
While none of the reported incidents involve Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) customers, WSSC customers are not immune from these acts and we encourage everyone to be cautious, alert and know these facts:
- All WSSC employees are required to carry and prominently display their WSSC photo ID badges. When in doubt, customers should demand to see the employee’s ID badge for verification.
- All WSSC workers who need access to customers’ homes, properties or businesses drive blue vans, trucks or cars, clearly marked with the WSSC name and water drop logo.
- The majority of WSSC business in the field is conducted outside of homes.
- WSSC employees NEVER conduct financial transactions in the field
- Ask anyone potentially posing as a WSSC employee for their supervisor's name and telephone number.
If you fear for your safety, call 911. To report suspicious activities involving WSSC employees or vehicles, please immediately call your local police and contact WSSC at 301-206-8888
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.