Baltimore City Dept. of Public Works Warns Public of Imposters
Updated: Friday, July 11 2014, 11:21 AM EDT
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is warning citizens to beware of possible Public Works impostors. The impostors pose as city water workers to gain access to properties.
Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night two people, possibly wearing uniforms, went into a downtown fast food establishment and told the manager they were from the City and needed to check the sump pump. They also said water in the bathrooms was running, apparently causing the sump pumps to run.
The manager asked both people for ID which they did not have, and they left the business.
Citizens should remember the following: Department of Public Works (DPW) employees are not authorized to enter your home or private sections of your business without your permission. Their employees wear uniforms and have photo ID. Always ask to see a Baltimore City employee identification card which includes a photograph.
If you doubt the authenticity of either do not let them in.Contact DPW for verification.
Baltimore City residents may call 311. In the Baltimore County service area, please call 410-396-5352. Report any and all suspicious activity to the Police by dialing 911 immediately.