Va. Beach warning citizens of public utilities scam

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Residents in Virginia Beach are being warned about a scam involving an individual impersonating a water meter reader. 

The City of Virginia Beach says a citizen reported a suspicious individual going door-to-door in the Southall Quarter neighborhood, impersonating a meter reader. 

Alexander’s Contract Services is the company that performs water meter readings for Virginia Beach Public Utilities and the city says these individuals can be easily identified by their uniforms and identification badges. 

The company’s logo is also prominently displayed on their company vehicles. The city says these individuals would never have a reason to enter a citizen’s home or ask for personal information or payment. 

Residents should report suspicious individuals to Virginia Beach Police by calling (757) 385-5000. 

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