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Takoma Park Police Warns Residents About Pepco Scam

It starts with a phone call from someone claiming to be representing Pepco.

Pepco LogoThe Takoma Park Police Department wants residents to be on alert. According to a news release, police have received information from citizens that a person is calling and saying they represent Pepco to offer services and upgrades in exchange for money.

“Many companies, including Pepco, contact customers in person or via phone for various reasons. If someone claims to represent a company, whether the company is Pepco or another entity, it is important that customers take precautions to verify that the person is affiliated with the company, especially if that person is requesting an immediate monetary payment,” according to the official statement.

Takoma Park Police advise residents to ask for photo identification from anyone who shows up at their home. Employees from companies like Pepco will carry an official identification card.

Police said if residents have any doubt of the person’s identification and is claiming to represent Pepco to call the company at 202.833.7500.

 

Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.

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One Response to “Takoma Park Police Warns Residents About Pepco Scam”

  1. On August 8, 2015 at 12:33 pm Zee responded with... #

    I received similar call and try to look out for the number and found this https://www.callercenter.com/410-600-3348.html. Some companies might try to contact their customer regarding various matter. But we all know that no company will make an unsolicited call to their customer and insist for payment to be made immediately over the phone. So if you happen to received one, just hang up. I can say that it’s definitely a scam.




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