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From MPD:

“Notice of a Scam!!

5D is aware of at least one incident occurring regarding several individuals knocking on doors during the day misrepresenting themselves as Verizon representatives. Apparently, they are attempting to gain entry into homes to “check on the speed of computers”. Do not allow these individuals into your homes.

Verizon’s website reports this is a scam. Please, Please, Please call the police immediately.

This website for more information from Verizon.

CONSUMER ALERTS:

Illegal Entry

It has been reported that unknown individuals, posing as Verizon employees, have been attempting to enter the homes of D.C. residents under the guise of performing a “systems check” on FiOS or another Verizon service. It is a scam.

Please be advised that Verizon does not make unscheduled or unannounced day or nighttime visits to customer locations.

Additionally, anyone claiming to work for us should be able to produce a Verizon photo ID, which you should ask to see.

Anyone who has experienced suspicious activities like this should call Verizon’s 24 x 7 Security Control Center at 1-800-997-3287.”

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