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Visit prompts fears about phony water district workers

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Two men who identified themselves as employees of Nevada Home Water Services on surveillance video. (Source: Debra Almache) Two men who identified themselves as employees of Nevada Home Water Services on surveillance video. (Source: Debra Almache)
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The Las Vegas Valley Water District on Wednesday reported receiving multiple calls over the last few days about people posing as employees in order to gain access to homes.

A spokesperson for the district said employees will never show up unannounced and try to enter someone's home. 

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Las Vegan Debra Almache said she recently had a very similar experience, and the encounter was caught on surveillance video.

“We’re just in the area finishing up the assessments regarding the chemicals in the tap water,” one of the men said in the video. “My name’s Deshaun with the Nevada Home Water Services, ma’am.”

Nevada Home Water Services is a local filter company, and a company spokesman said employees do knock on doors across the Valley.

“So he says, ‘Well, I need to come in and look under your sink right now.’ I said, ‘No.’ And he’s like, ‘Well, you don’t wanna drink the water, do you?’ [He was] using scare tactics,” Almache said.  

Almache didn’t feel comfortable letting them in.

“He had his fingers over his ID when he pressed it forward, and it just didn’t seem right,” she said.

Bronson Mack with the Las Vegas Valley Water District said his employees wear green water district T-shirts and drive marked trucks.

“They all have the water district logo on it, well-pronounced. It’s a reflective logo; you can even see it at night,” Mack said. “If anybody is suspicious about anyone that may be at their door claiming to be from the water company or water district, they can obtain that information - the name, employee number. Give the water district a call.”

“We suddenly got concerned. Maybe there are other people out there. Being senior citizens that might get taken advantage of, nobody wants a stranger in their house that doesn’t belong there,” Almache said.   

The Nevada Home Water Services representative said their employees will never try to trick people into thinking they are from the water district.  

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