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City warning residents to beware of scammers posing as workers

Posted at 8:11 PM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 21:11:06-04

The City of Alexandria issued a warning to its residents today:

The City of Alexandria has received a report indicating individuals approached a homeowner and identified themselves as Alexandria Water Department employees. They asked to enter the home in order to collect water samples. There is no doubt this was a hoax.

The City of Alexandria reminds residents that any time city employees need to come to a person’s home or office they will always be wearing proper city-issued uniforms, will have city-issued ID badges with photo ID and workers should arrive in a city-marked vehicle. If someone approaches a residence and says they are a city employee but does not have the proper credentials and is not in a city-marked vehicle, please contact police immediately.