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Police warn about city worker impersonators

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 19:44:44-04

Police say two people walked up to a home near 29th and Garnett asking about water issues, claiming to be from the City of Tulsa and then asked to come inside.

"They asked her how's her water pressure, that they're there to check her water pressure, they even get into asking her what kind of medication she takes which is strange and that type of medication that she was taking that she didn't need to drink that water and that she just needed to drink bottled water and they couldn't check it out if they couldn't go in," says Officer Danny Bean with the Tulsa police department.

Police say the woman is elderly and lives alone, she told a family member what happened and they reported it to police.

As far as police know- the two people didn't get away with anything, but that doesn't mean they didn't achieve their goal.

"People will come up, criminals will come up with anything they think might get them in the house or get them the information that they need. They might want to burglarize your home, they might want to see if you have drugs, money, pills, cash laying around," says Officer Bean.

So how do you know who's legit and who isn't?

Police say use your gut if it seems fishy it probably is.

They say, if someone is being honest they'll have no problem answering your questions.

Don't open the door if you don't feel comfortable and call the city to verify who they are or call the police if you think it's a scam.

"Ask for any kind of identification. They are going to have some kind of city of Tulsa identification," says Officer Bean.

Right now both the city and police say this is the only report they've gotten from the area.

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