Topic: Fake “inspectors” in Columbia Heights?
Fake “inspectors” in Columbia Heights?
We have houseguests from Germany staying with us, and they called us at work this morning to let us know that someone rang the bell, claiming to be “an inspector” and asking to come into the house. Being from out of the country, and us not being home, she told him he’s have to come back later. Obviously, I dont know whether this person had any sort of ID/badge/etc that Imight have recognized, but I know that this is not an uncommon scam, so I just wanted to see if anyone else in Columbia Heights/Park View/Pleasant Plains/Petworth has had a similar experience? My understanding from reading about scams in the past is that people from PEPCO, WashGas, etc, would always call in advance to schedule an inspection. In the meantime, I’m just thinking ‘Way to go, houseguests!’