Released by Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount
The city of Rocky Mount urges utility customers to be cautious of a recent scam. Some citizens have contacted the Rocky Mount Police department regarding a couple impersonating city employees who claim they need to check the water quality in their home. Once inside, these individuals are reportedly stealing property, such as purses and jewelry.
The city of Rocky Mount advises customers that employees will not show up unannounced and will most likely not need to go inside the home to check the water. If water samples are required at the home, city employees would be in a city of Rocky Mount marked vehicle and wearing a city uniform. Customers should also ask to see city identification anytime a city employee requests access to the home.
According to the information distributed on August 4, 2016, the couple has been identified as a white male and a black female driving a red car.
City of Rocky Mount customers who suspect they have received a visit from this couple are urged to contact the Rocky Mount Police department at 252.972.1411.
Ed. Note: While this warning was issued by the city of Rocky Mount, similar scam artists may be operating in other areas. When in doubt, do not let an unknown person in your home — even if they claim to be a local authority. Call your local police department instead. Be safe, not overly compliant!