The city of Vineland is warning residents about a man who has been going to homes posing as a utility worker.

Posting of the city Facebook page, the warning says reports were received on Thursday, Aug 6 about the man seen in the vicinity of Pennsylvania Avenue impersonating a water utility employee. Mayor Anthony Fanucci is quoted as saying...

“Under normal circumstances, the VMU would never send utility workers or representatives to a customer’s home without scheduling an appointment ahead of time. Additionally, all VMU employees carry city issued ID badges that include photos, and field employees wear uniforms and drive Department vehicles which prominently display the familiar utilities or city logo.”

The city of Vineland suggests you should always check the following when dealing with a utility worker:

- Always ask to see a photo identification and be sure to carefully inspect it. VMU employees will be happy to show you their identification if you ask.

- Call the VMU Customer Service Center at 856.794.4021 if you are unsure about a person’s identification or to verify if work is being done in your area.

- Never allow anyone to enter your home claiming to collect a past-due bill, inspect plumbing fixtures, or to sell utility products such as meters.

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