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Identify A Utility Worker

Recently, suspects posed as utility workers to distract residents while a partner or partners burglarized the victim's home.  If you have been a victim of this ruse or need police assistance, please call police dispatch at 9-1-1 or (562) 435-6711. 

A few tips to identify a utility worker include: 

Utility employees are identifiable by their uniform and are required, upon request, to show an official identification card 

Customer contact is made either in person by a uniformed employee or through a form that is left in a prominent location on the property.  The form provides a contact number to inquire about the work scheduled or to reschedule the work at a more convenient time 

Corix Utilities  reads  all  water and gas  meters  in the City of  Long Beach.  Corix meter readers wear a Corix ID badge and khaki colored uniforms with a bright yellow safety vest 

If you have any doubt, call the appropriate department to verify the legitimacy of the employee 

Long Beach Gas and Oil

(562) 570-2140 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 

Long Beach Water Department

(562) 570-2300 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 

Southern California Edison Customer Service

(800) 655-4555 

Corix Utilities

(562) 424-4223