Warning about fake water inspectors
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.