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Legislator Dixon alerts residents to utility worker scam


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon has announced that funding to improve the Buffalo and Erie County Botanicals Gardens was approved at today’s Economic Development Committee. The resolution approving the funding will be confirmed by the...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon presented a proclamation to Denice Morrison, the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal at the March 12, 2015 session. This year marks the 75th parade, which will be held at 2 p.m. on...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislator Lynne Dixon said they learned through social media that a recommendation for the commissioner of the Department of Social Services had been made. The County Executive announced...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that Erie County’s Department of Public Works has added an email for residents to report a pothole. The email is in addition to a complaint tip line, (716) 858-7966, where residents can leave a...

Thanks to a partnership between Albright Knox Art Gallery and Erie County, thousands of educational art kits are being delivered to local middle schools. On Friday, March 6, 2015, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon joined Frontier Middle School...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon reminds residents to be mindful of any worker who shows up at their door. Recently an incident was reported in Amherst in which three unknown men gained entry into a home, robbing the owner of precious belongings, under the guise of Erie County Water Authority workers. The men also attempted to gain access into several other homes in Amherst before going to homes in Clarence and Cheektowaga.  This is not a new scam, as thieves have used this ploy for years to prey on residents. Workers from the Authority will always have a water authority identification card with a signature, a shirt, and jacket all with the same Erie County Water Authority logo as on the vehicles they drive to your home. If there is ANY doubt, please call local authorities to ensure your safety.

 

Please CLICK HERE to download a copy of the flyer containing important information for residents to reference. 

 

Legislator Dixon thanks the Erie County Water Authority and other utility companies for being proactive in reminding residents these scams exist and how to protect themselves. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Legislator Dixon at 858-8671.