Man Posing As Water Department Worker Tried Getting Into House

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man posing as a water department employee tried to get inside the home of an elderly man in Plainville over the weekend.

Plainville authorities say the attempt is part a scam targeting elderly people across the state. The Sun Chronicle reports two men arrived at the victim's home Saturday afternoon and claimed to be from the local water department.

Police say the intended victim was immediately suspicious and told one of the men he was going to call the water department. The scammers then fled.

Authorities are urging residents to be aware of any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and keep an eye on elderly residents.

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Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com

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