For Immediate Release
Always Check for Proper Identification
WASHINGTON - Pepco reminds home and business owners to practice safety when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone.
Many companies and individuals, including Pepco, will contact customers in person or on the phone for various reasons. If someone claims to represent a company, whether the company is Pepco or another entity, it is important that customers take precautions to verify that the person is affiliated with the company.
Customers are advised to ask for official photo identification from any person claiming to represent Pepco. Employees from reputable companies, such as Pepco, will carry official company identification cards. If proper identification cannot be produced, customers should immediately notify police and the company with whom the individual claims to be associated.
Similarly, if someone calls saying they represent a certain company, customers should ask them to verify their identity and affiliation. If customers have any doubt about the validity of a person's claim to represent Pepco, they should call the company immediately at 202-833-7500.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 750,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.