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Residents beware of possible water scam in the city

Posted at 2:59 PM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 14:59:05-04

The Baltimore Department of Public Works is warning residents in the city of a possible scam.

Representatives say private individuals are making rounds to either scam the public or sell them unnecessary water filtration systems.

Postcards and telephone calls are being made to residents’ homes urging them to make an appointment to discuss their water quality.

Baltimore DPW wants the public to know that these efforts are not from the company and should be ignored.

Imposters often wear “official looking” clothing so residents should be cautious.

Citizens should remember the following:

                No Public Works employee will ever come to your home unless you have requested assistance and an appointment has been made.

- Department of Public Works employees are not authorized to enter your home without your

  permission.

- Always ask to see a Baltimore City employee identification card which includes a photograph.

- Report any and all suspicious activity to the Police Department by dialing 911 immediately.