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Hazleton Police Warn of Scammer Posing as Water Company Worker

HAZLETON, Pa. — Police in Hazleton are warning residents of a scam. They say to watch out for a fake water company worker. A man told a homeowner on Muir ...
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HAZLETON, Pa. — Police in Hazleton are warning residents of a scam. They say to watch out for a fake water company worker.

A man told a homeowner on Muir Avenue he was there to test the water on Monday.

The chief tells Newswatch the scammer stole jewelry and took off.

Here’s how you can protect yourself:

  • Don’t let anyone in.
  • Call the company to make sure someone is supposed to be at your home.
  • If you have concerns, call 9-1-1 and police will verify if they should be there.