Beware of Impostor Water Agency Workers: A Cautionary Tale

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Earlier this week, residents of San Diego County received a crucial warning about impostor water agency "workers" engaging in suspicious activities. Reports indicated that these individuals were knocking on doors, claiming to be from the water agency, and requesting entry into homes under the guise of testing water quality or making sales pitches.

This incident serves as a reminder for all of us to remain vigilant and cautious in our interactions with strangers. It's essential to be aware of potential scams and impostors, especially when it comes to matters as vital as the quality of our water supply.

To ensure the safety and security of your home and loved ones, here are a few key steps to follow:

  1. Verify Identity: If someone claiming to be from your water agency knocks on your door, take the time to verify their identity. Legitimate representatives will have proper identification and will not hesitate to provide it for your peace of mind.
  2. Don't Hesitate to Ask Questions: If you have any doubts or concerns about the authenticity of the visit, don't hesitate to ask questions. Genuine water agency representatives will be happy to address your concerns and provide information about their purpose.
  3. Call the Official Number: In case of any doubts, reach out to your water agency directly. Call the official contact number, such as MSWD at 760-329-6448, to confirm the legitimacy of the visit. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

Staying vigilant and verifying the identity of individuals who approach your home is a proactive step toward ensuring the safety and security of our community. By spreading awareness and practicing caution, we can collectively protect ourselves from potential scams and impostors.

Stay safe and informed!