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Livermore police warn residents about water service scam

Police urge public to be on alert for individuals impersonating city workers

The Livermore Police Department is warning the public about recent “multiple scams” where individuals reportedly impersonated city of Livermore employees to target residents for money.

“The City of Livermore has learned of multiple scams targeting Tri-Valley residents,” LPD said this week on social media. “We have heard reports of phone calls warning residents that their water service will be disconnected due to non-payment unless the resident purchases a prepaid debit card within a 30-minute window. We have also had reports of scammers going door-to-door impersonating City of Livermore employees and asking for payment for services.”

Law enforcement is reminding residents that the city never asks for “unusual payment methods” nor visits any homes to collect payment. If you receive a suspicious phone call regarding your water service, LPD said to not give payment and call the city of Livermore water resources division: 960-8100.

If you believe someone that approached you is impersonating a city employee, ask to see their employee identification card and call Livermore PD at 371-4900.

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