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Posted on: July 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Neighbors asked to be alert to possible scams

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City officials are alerting neighbors this summer to possible scams, related to water filtering and construction work.

Engineering Division staff have received calls about people knocking on doors on streets scheduled for resurfacing treatments. They claim to be employed by the city, or the city’s contractor, and ask to do work on neighbors’ driveways.

In the past, we are aware of a neighbor paying such a person for this work, and the work wasn’t done.

City employees and city contractors do not knock on doors to solicit business.

Water Division staff are aware of a company traveling door to door attempting to sell water filtering products. City staff received reports that this company claimed to have city employees, or that the city hired it to sample water.

This is not the case – the city is not working with any company to sell products door to door, related to water filtering or otherwise.

Neighbors should feel free to ask for identification from someone who claims to be a city employee. If you have questions about someone who claims to work for the city, or one of our contractors, please call the Department of Public Works at 269-966-3343.

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