Warn­ing about fake wa­ter in­spec­tors

North Coast Times - - NEWS -

THE Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion is warn­ing peo­ple to watch out for bo­gus door­knock­ers af­ter cus­tomers re­ported vis­its by some­one claim­ing to test the wa­ter in their area.

A Yanchep res­i­dent re­ported a man knocked on her door about 7pm last Thurs­day, say­ing he was test­ing wa­ter in the area.

The woman did not let him in and called the util­ity, prompt­ing the warn­ing that peo­ple should al­ways ask for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Spokes­woman Clare Lu­gar said the util­ity’s em­ploy­ees did not need to en­ter a house to check wa­ter qual­ity.

“Never let any­one in­side your home un­til you have asked to see an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card; our em­ploy­ees will al­ways carry one,” she said.

“If in any doubt, ask them for their name and call us on 13 13 75.”

The util­ity warned that bo­gus call­ers may work in pairs, be re­luc­tant to hand over iden­ti­fi­ca­tion badges for closer ex­am­i­na­tion, not wear an of­fi­cial uni­form or have an of­fi­cial ve­hi­cle, and make res­i­dents feel un­der pres­sure.

It ad­vised peo­ple to call WA Po­lice im­me­di­ately on 131 444 to re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity or call 000 in a life threat­en­ing emer­gency.

Visit www.wa­ter­cor­po­ra­tion.com.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

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