DPW imposters spotted in Baltimore City

BALTIMORE - Watch out for people pretending to be from the city’s Department of Public Works.

Director Rudolph S. Chow said there have been reports of a person knocking on doors in the upper Fells Point area asking to see copies of utility bills and wanting to inspect properties. 

Chow urged residents to remember DPW employees aren’t authorized to enter homes without the resident’s permission, and only come into a home when someone calls for assistance.

DPW employees wear uniforms and have photo ID. Residents should always ask to see a Baltimore City employee identification card, which includes a photograph. 

If you doubt the authenticity of either, don’t let them in, and contact DPW for verification. City residents may call 311. In the Baltimore County service area, call 410-396-5352.

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