CHICAGO (WIFR) – ComEd is warning customers to protect themselves from people impersonating ComEd workers to get cash or personal information from customers. ComEd officials report that impersonators use a number of tactics to snare their victims. In some cases, these impersonators wore plain clothes, and other times they wore some clothing similar to a utility worker such as a hard hat, a shirt with a ComEd logo, or a generic orange safety vest.
ComEd offers these tips for customers:
1.) Always ask to see a company photo ID before allowing any utility worker into your home or business.
2.) Never pay on-site for “services.” ComEd employees never will ask for cash payments or personal account or banking information.
3.) Be skeptical of individuals wearing clothing with old or defaced ComEd logos. If you have any doubts, ask to see a company photo ID.
ComEd says the key is to always ask to see a company photo ID before letting anyone into your home or business. This applies whether the individual identifies himself as a utility worker, a postal carrier or cable technician.
If you believe you are a victim of an impersonator, please report it your local police, or the Illinois Attorney General’s office at 1-800-386-5438.