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Beware of Con Ed Imposters in Mamaroneck Village

Village of Mamaroneck officials warn of potential charlatans claiming to be power company employees.

 

With a significant chunk of Mamaroneck Village residents still without power, a visit from a Con Ed rep is likely welcomed with open arms and not suspicion.

Unfortunately, there appears to be several individuals who may be attempting to exploit resident's vulnerability after Hurricane Sandy in order to extract personal information and gain access to their homes.

"I have received several emails and calls regarding individuals and/or groups alleging to be working for Con Ed and requesting to enter into homes and/or requesting personal information," said an email sent out by Mayor Norm Rosenblum today.

Residents are urged to ask any person claiming to be a Con Ed representative to identify themselves as such and, if they refuse, not to allow them in or answer any questions.

"All Con Ed personnel are required to wear ID picture badges and to show them," said Rosenblum.

If someone appears suspicious, the Village of Mamaroneck police should be contacted right away. Children should be instructed not to answer the door when parents aren't home.

Bettina Nelly Aguilar November 08, 2012 at 03:03 AM
And what hapen if they use a fake ID, how to be sure that is a true ID???
Stefani Kim November 08, 2012 at 04:43 AM
If you're still wary, you can always call Con Ed directly to ask if that person is an employee and they will verify.
Bettina Nelly Aguilar November 08, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Thank tou Stefani, have a nice day!!
Jeanne November 08, 2012 at 05:38 PM
That is fine, IF your phone is working and IF you can get somebody on the line at Con Ed.
Jeanne November 08, 2012 at 05:41 PM
There are electrical workers from all over the US who are working in the area to restore power. Do they have ID as well? I understand that many of these workers are sleeping in their trucks. So if you see one of these workers, stop by and say hello and thank them for their help. And I am sure they would appreciate a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

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