Patch contacted Baltimore County Police, but the department had no official information to release about the reports.
Here is a roundup of some of the most useful comments from users who have seen the supposed BGE employees.
BGE spokesperson Rachael Lighty gave these tips if you come across someone claiming to represent BGE:
- If customers are contacted as part of this scam, the company asks them to call local law enforcement and the BGE Customer Contact Center immediately at 800-685-0123.
- The safety of our customers is a top priority and we urge our customers to always be vigilant about their safety.
- As a reminder, BGE no longer accepts cash payments in the field and generally only requires entry into a customer’s home in response to gas or electric emergencies, to check BGE equipment, read BGE meters or to start or stop service.
- Although it is rare for a BGE representative to require entry into a customer’s home, if the entry is requested, the customer should always ask to see photo identification.
- All BGE employees and contractors carry company identification badges, which should be visible at all times, displaying their name, photograph and identification number
- Customers can also find information about payment options and protecting themselves and their families against utility imposters at bge.com.
- If at any time, customers are concerned for their safety, they should contact 911.