August 27, 2013 > Scam Alert: Residential burglars posing as City workers
Scam Alert: Residential burglars posing as City workers
Always ask for ID
Submitted By Union City PD
There have been several scam burglaries in the region this week involving suspects impersonating City employees, public utility workers, roofers, etc. This is an emerging problem and one must be vigilant. Ask vendors and workers for their ID cards.
ALL Union City employees are issued picture ID cards. It is a common scam for criminals to impersonate some type of utility worker, enter into your yard, and distract you, while their accomplice is ransacking your home looking for cash, electronics, and jewelry.
These types of crimes have occured locally when a sliding glass door was left unlocked, most likely due the warm weather.
- Ask vendors and workers for their ID cards
- Keep your home locked (if the weather is warm, use a fan to keep cool)