CITY WATER METER READINGS SCAM

Frederick, MD – January 6, 2016: The City of Frederick has been alerted to a suspicious incident involving water meter readings by unauthorized persons. It has been reported that individuals posing as City Water Meter technicians are visiting homes claiming to report issues with the water or water meters at the residence.

These individuals ARE NOT City Employees. City policy regarding water meter readings states that if there is a problem with the water meter the resident would be notified in one of the following ways:

  • The resident would receive an official door hanger from The City of Frederick which includes the water meter contact phone number of 301-600-1166.
  • City employees would visit the residence in official City Vehicles and produce the proper ID upon interaction with the occupant.


If you are approached by these individuals, do not allow them in your home, do not give out any personal information or credit card information. Call the Department of Public Works at 301-600-1440 or the non-emergency Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2101 immediately to report any suspicious activity.

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