Virginia Beach Public Utilities warns residents of possible utility scam

VIRGINIA BEACH — Virginia Beach Public Utilities officials are warning residents about a possible scam.

City officials say they were made aware of a letter delivered to residents claiming that a third-party company will need access to their homes for water meter maintenance. The letter asks residents to leave their doors unlocked, deactivate their alarm systems, and crate their pets.

Virginia Beach Public Utilities urges residents to exercise caution.

Water meters are located on the exterior of properties in Virginia Beach and the City will never request to enter a residence to perform maintenance on a meter.

Residents should report suspicious individuals to the Virginia Beach Police at (757) 385-5000.

For questions regarding Public Utilities work in your neighborhood, please call 385-4171.

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