About the scam

Scammers posing as utility workers unexpectedly come to your house and inform you that there’s a major gas or water leak in the area and they need to enter your home to inspect your utility lines.

They may be dressed as utility workers and even present fake identification or other credentials to persuade you that they work for a utility company.

What to know

  • Do not permit unknown individuals into your home.
  • Ask to see their employee identification through a window, then call your utility to verify the person is an employee of the company.
  • Utilities will let you know ahead of time if they need to do work in your home or neighborhood.
  • Call your utility when an individual claiming to be from the utility shows up to your house without prior notification or appointment.