Two Suspected Impersonators Posing as AT&T Workers Caught Cutting Lines in Gracemor Area
GRACEMOR-RANDOLPH - Residents of Gracemor were alarmed yesterday when two individuals donning yellow vests claimed to be AT&T employees and began cutting down lines in the neighborhood. Concerned citizens reported the suspicious activity to the police, who promptly responded to the scene.
Charlie Williams Jr., a local resident, noticed the two men in yellow vests approaching yards in the Gracemor area and requesting access. Fearing their legitimacy, Williams contacted the authorities to investigate the situation further. It is unclear at this time what specifically raised suspicions about the individuals.
Robin Needhammer, another Gracemor resident, confirmed the residents' concerns, stating that a similar incident had occurred to her. Needhammer filed a police report and explained that she had to rely on AT&T to reinstall the lines.
The reports caught the attention of Kelly C., a resident from the nearby Meadowbrook area, who urged Williams and others to verify the workers' identities by asking for identification. Kelly C. further advised that residents should promptly notify the police if they encounter any suspicious activity.
In response, AT&T recommended residents go a step further and gather as much information as possible. Their spokesperson emphasized the importance of asking for ID and, if the individuals refuse to provide it, promptly contacting the police. They suggested providing a detailed description of the people involved, the vehicle they are driving, and, if possible, the license plate number.
Impersonation scams have become increasingly prevalent, with criminals attempting to exploit the trust placed in service providers. These incidents serve as a reminder for residents to remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions to ensure their safety.
The local authorities are actively investigating the matter and are urging residents to report any suspicious behavior or individuals immediately. AT&T has been made aware of the situation and is cooperating with law enforcement to resolve the issue swiftly.
Residents are advised to exercise caution when approached by individuals claiming to be service workers and to verify their credentials before granting access to their properties.