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70% of residents opened their homes to this undercover fake utility worker

70% of residents opened their homes to this undercover fake utility worker (ABC7)

If a person knocked on your door wearing a hardhat and a vest, holding a clipboard, and donning a badge around their neck, would you let them in if they said they wanted to check your water pressure?

Be honest.

7 ON YOUR SIDE sent a producer posing as a utility man to knock on doors in Prince George's County to see how many people would open their doors to him. He was wearing a press-pass around his neck, a hardhat with no company logo on his head and had parked a pickup truck with no company branding outside the homes. When residents came to the door, he said he was there to check the water pressure.

Out of the ten doors we knocked on, seven residents opened their homes to our producer. He didn't go in, but they offered him to.

See the full story in the video above.

Would you have let him in? Vote here (click here to vote if you're in our app):

7 ON YOUR SIDE spoke with a Prince George's County Police Captain about the issue and what you can do to protect yourself:


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