BALTIMORE (WMAR) - BGE today cautioned customers to be aware of individuals posing as BGE employees in order to gain access to their homes or businesses.
Periodically, people posing as BGE employees visit customers, usually seeking entry into their homes in an attempt to steal money and other valuables.
Many times the impersonators indicate that they're trying to collect payment on past-due BGE bills and threaten to suspect service if the 'payment' isn't made. Imposters often carry official looking credentials and many times work in pairs.
BGE would like to remind customers to take an active role in ensuring their safety against imposters by taking the following steps.
Never open the door to someone you don't recognize and you should always ask for a photo ID through the door or window, especially if you did not request a BGE visit.
All BGE employees and contractors carry company identification badges displaying their name, photograph and identification number. To verify a BGE employee's identity or work being done at your home, call BGE at 800-685-0123.
BGE no longer accepts cash payments in the field and generally only requires entry into a customer's home in response to a gas or electrical emergency, to check BGE equipment, read BGE meters or to start or stop service.
For your convince and safety, BGE will bill you for all repair work and not ask for a payment at time of service.
Customers who encounter suspicious activity or suspected utility imposters are urged to call police immediately.
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