Woman warns of duo pretending to be Georgia Power workers

by: Rikki Klaus
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A DeKalb County woman has a warning after she says two people posing as Georgia Power workers came to her home.

The homeowner, who asked to be identified only as Lauren, wants her neighbors to be vigilant and careful, so they don’t fall victim to what she calls a scam.

Lauren said she was working last Friday from her home off South Ponce de Leon Avenue when she heard the doorbell ring.

“There were two Georgia Power employees, seemingly, out front, saying they were spraying meters, and they asked if they could enter my home to get back to the meter,” Lauren told Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus.

Lauren’s home surveillance video captured the moment a man and a woman, who were not Georgia Power employees, walked up to her door.

She directed them to the courtyard, in order to access her meter.


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“They very politely and professionally asked if they could enter through the home, because I was the last one on their list,” Lauren said.

When the pair left, Lauren noticed something awry. They had painted the gas meter, not the electrical meter.

“So I called the power company and then I called the gas company, and they both confirmed that there weren’t any work orders in, and they both advised to call the police,” Lauren told Klaus.

Georgia Power spokesman Craig Bell…

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