Glendale Police and We Energies Warn Homeowners of Scam
Glendale Police and WE-Energies are warning homeowners to be on the lookout for con artists who are trying to rip them off.
Several families have already been victimized.
Glendale police and WE energies held a press conference today to help homeowners avoid falling victim to a dangerous scam.
It's already affected several families in the area.
they say they are utility workers or contractors and they distract the homeowner by asking to take a look in the backyard. While that's happening, another person goes inside the home and robs them.
The police emphasized how important is is to avoid being scammed by reporting any suspicious activity.
A representative from WE energies today said the best way to stay ahead of these criminals is to look for proper identification.
"When you're in doubt of the person knocking on your door, ask for the identification. And if you want to verify that employees employment with us, give us a call and we can check in on that as well. "
Police say these men target anyone, especially seniors. The punishment for impersonating a city or utility worker is a 10 thousand dollar fine or up to 3 years in prison.