Customer Warning: Protect Yourself from Scam Artists
Look for the Water Drop and Photo I.D.
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – January 16, 2014: Prince George’s County is warning residents to be on the lookout for a fraudulent flyer asking for fire inspection fees. Because scam artists may try other methods to separate people from their money, WSSC wants our customers to know:
- 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.
- Most WSSC work in the field is conducted outside of homes.
- WSSC employees will never ask for payment at your home.
- Ask anyone potentially posing as a WSSC employee for his or her supervisor's name and telephone number.
If you fear for your safety, call 911. To report suspicious activities involving WSSC employees or vehicles, please call your local police immediately and then call WSSC at 301-206-8888.
These fraudsters tend to work throughout a region, so everyone in the D.C. metro area should be alert for similar flyers. If in doubt, ask a friend or relative to read a suspicious solicitation.
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.