Wednesday, November 14, 2007

beware of the shady cable man

From today's Joursey Journal:

Police say watch out for phony cable guy
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

HOBOKEN - Cops are warning residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious man posing as a cable television technician.

A woman who lives on Adams Street near Seventh Street said a man about 6 feet tall, with a tan hat and coat, knocked on her door on Friday at 1 p.m. and claimed to be making a service call for Cablevision.

He said he had to replace "chips and wires" in the basement of the four-story apartment building, and that the company was doing repairs in the area. After asking him to come back later, the woman called Cablevision, who told her that they were not in the area and the man was not their employee.

Hoboken Police Department Detective Sgt. Samuel Williams said the woman did the right thing and he recommended always asking for an ID of an uninvited visitor, and contacting the party he or she claims to represent.

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