Identify A Utility Worker TIPS TO 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