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Posted on: October 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Potential Fraud Incident re: Smart Meters

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Banning, CA – A resident recently informed the City of Banning that a young, Hispanic male wearing a safety vest came to their door at approximately 7:00 P.M. claiming to be a contractor installing smart meters and requested access to their property. The resident became suspicious of the individual and declined them access.

Please be advised that the City's smart meter contractor, Vanguard, does not work past 4:30 P.M. Vanguard employees typically wear long-sleeved brown shirts and a safety vest, have badges that identify them as being associated with Vanguard, and have a Vanguard magnetic sign on their personal vehicle. Only customers who have received a green door hangar should receive any personal contact at their door from the company.

Any residents who receive a similar inquiry from someone they believe is not associated with Vanguard or the City of Banning are encouraged to call 911 immediately to report the incident.

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