Im­pos­tor scam warn­ing in Burling­ton, Mil­ton

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Two Hal­ton mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties are urg­ing res­i­dents to be cau­tious af­ter re­ceiv­ing re­ports of in­di­vid­u­als pos­ing as mu­nic­i­pal em­ploy­ees in at­tempts to gain ac­cess to area homes.

Both the City of Burling­ton and Town of Mil­ton have is­sued the words of cau­tion via Twit­ter re­gard­ing peo­ple seek­ing ac­cess to res­i­dences for sup­posed gas or wa­ter in­spec­tions.

In Burling­ton’s case, the city said it has re­ceived re­ports about fraud­u­lent phone calls to res­i­dents by in­di­vid­u­als claim­ing to be from the City of Burling­ton.

Hal­ton Re­gional Po­lice also took to so­cial me­dia to ad­vise res­i­dents about the sit­u­a­tion.

The Town of Mil­ton re­ports it’s aware of a door-to-door scam where some­one pos­ing as a town em­ployee asks to in­spect a home­owner’s wa­ter or gas pipes.

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