Colorado police are looking for man caught posing as a Comcast employee. The man had no identification and was holding photocopied Comcast brochures as he tried to gain entrance to a home.
From ABC 7 Denver:
A man claiming to be with Comcast stood on the doorsteps of a house in Pepperwood Lane last Wednesday night and told the resident that he was coming to pick up a cable box, authorities said.
The resident told the man that he had problems with his cable before but it had been restored. The resident was suspicious not only because it was 9 p.m., but also because the man had no identification that said he was with Comcast, was not wearing a uniform and was driving a car that didn’t have any Comcast logos on it.
The suspicious man was carrying brochures with the name Comcast on it but they appeared to be photo copies, the resident said. The resident told authorities that the impersonator got nervous when the dogs started barking and he jumped in his car and fled.
Obviously, this guy wasn’t very savvy, but it just goes to show that you should ask questions of anyone who attempts to come into your home. Never let anyone in unless you have an appointment and they show proper ID. You should also never be alone when you schedule work to be done in your home. Bad guys have been known to follow real Comcast trucks and pretend to be a supervisor checking up on the real employee’s work. —MEGHANN MARCO