Johnson City Police Warn of Utility Scam
Johnson City Police say they are getting complaints again about people going door-to-door, indicating they are from New York State Electric and Gas and trying to get into homes.
To complicate things, the utility is using contractors to contact customers to arrange for the reading of indoor meters. Those workers are leaving hang-tags on doorknobs if the resident doesn’t answer with contact information for setting up an appointment.
Residents are urged to always ask for company ID and if in doubt, call the utility to verify. If you still think something is wrong or you feel threatened, call the police.