Now that the weather is starting to get nicer, we all need to be more vigilant and protect ourselves from being the victim of scam artists of various types such as utility worker impostors and other bogus contractors. First off never let a stranger into your home. If a utility worker arrives at your home ask to see their photo ID and look for their uniform. Then contact the company to verify the work. If in doubt, call the Police immediately.
Never allow unscheduled home repairs of any type including driveway sealing to be performed on the spot or let anyone roam about your property unescorted. Instead, ask for identification such as a photo ID to ensure youíre dealing with a reputable business person and end the conversation there. This prevents any attempts to enter your property by distracting you with conversation. Also, if there is a vehicle involved, get a license plate number, if possible and report any suspicious activity.
Some of the area Police Departments have already started receiving reports of these types of scams.
Remember if you see something suspicious report it immediately! Together we all make Bridgeport safer. Also please donít forget our next Town Watch Meeting at Borough Hall on Wednesday, April 30th at 6:30pm.