Dade City water scam tries to defraud homeowners

12:27 PM, Jan 22, 2014   |    comments
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Dade City, Florida -- Many residents in Dade City are receiving telephone solicitations regarding water quality that may be a scam to defraud homeowners.

The suspicious callers are telling homeowners that there is a problem with water quality in the area and a need for water testing due to contamination. The callers have been somewhat aggressive, unprofessional and abrupt in their tone when residents have shown no interest.

Residents have reported that the Caller ID reflects that the calls are coming from "Pasco County", associated with the telephone number 352-521-4285 (Utilities); however, the County has not authorized any solicitations on their behalf.

There are a number of companies in the area who routinely solicit for water softening and treatment systems and consumers should carefully scrutinize any purchase of expensive systems for their homes. The City of Dade City and Pasco County Utilities want to assure residents that there is no need to be concerned about the quality of the water in the area.

If anyone has any question about the validity of any such telephone solicitations, please contact the Dade City Police Department.

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