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Legislator Dixon alerts residents to utility worker scam


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon was joined by County Clerk Mickey Kearns to hand out thousands of valentines to the servicemen and women at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

Today, Legislator Lynne Dixon (I-Hamburg) released the following statement after the House announced landmark legislation that would ban taxpayer funding of sexual harassment settlements

Following State proposals, Dixon asks for immediate implementation in Erie County
The deadline is fast approaching for residents to recertify their pistol permits. It’s important with these new rules in place that we inform everyone of the requirements and get them recertified.

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.