Berkeley police are warning residents to be wary of two men claiming to be United Water employees who inform homeowners they have a water issued that needs to be fixed.
A Holiday City resident reported on June 19 that two white males alleging to be workers of United Water, were going to homes telling the residents that they have a water issued that needs to be fixed, Police Chief Karin T. DiMichele said.
The two men were wearing blue pants and blue shirts. They entered the home and checked the water in the bathroom and in the kitchen. They were accompanied by the home owners. The two men offered a $50 rebate to the homeowner if the homeowner gave them $50, then they would be given $100, the chief said.
The homeowner refused. United Water was contacted and said the men did not represent the company, DiMichele said.
Residents should call police with any type of suspicious activity. Residents are also urged to contact the utility company prior to letting any alleged workers in their home. All legitimate workers should have proper identification, the chief said.