Topic: Anyone else receive a visit from a bogus pepco employee?
Anyone else receive a visit from a bogus pepco employee?
Last night a man knocked on our door (we live in Petworth) claiming to be a Pepco employee and he wanted to talk us about their cost efficiency program. It was late – 8 pm – and the whole situation smelled shady; not to mention he had no ID or uniform, and he tried to shake my husband’s hand when he introduced himself. We sent him away and called Pepco. Pepco told us that the only door-to-door activity they have going on is in MD, and that employees would not be knocking that late. They also stated that all employees are required to have ID prominently displayed on their outerwear.
When we called it in to MPD, they told us that this type of activity needs to be reported immediately; call 911 with a description.
Description: Black male. Medium complexion. Very thin, bony face. Late 40’s early 50’s. Polite. Bright blue windbreaker. Clipboard. No ID. 8:10 pm. “Hi, I am xxxx from Pepco and would like to talk to you about energy conservation . . . “
Has anyone else experienced this sort of thing before? Are there other ways that suspicious people use to case your house? I assume this was a prospective burglar.