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Alder Ledell Zellers

Alder Ledell Zellers

Home Address:
510 N Carroll St
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-417-9521
district2@cityofmadison.com
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Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Madison Water Utility once again warns customers of scammers

August 21, 2013 12:09 PM

Madison, WI – August 20, 2013 – This morning, Madison Water Utility received an email from an outraged customer who said he'd been approached at his near west side property by two MWU employees. The men demanded immediate payment of a new water meter surcharge and even pulled a large tool out of their trunk and threatened to turn off his water on the spot if he didn't pay up. So he handed over $250 cash. Incredulous at the way he'd been treated, he fired off an angry email to the Water Utility.

And it's a good thing he did. The men are not employees of Madison Water Utility, and his case has been turned over to the Madison Police Department for investigation.

According to the victim, the men were driving a white, four-door sedan with some kind of official-looking City of Madison or Madison Water Utility lettering on the side. He also says they had some lettering or logo on their shirt lapels.

It's important to remember there is no charge to customers for the new Project H2O metering systems we are installing across Madison. Our employees always carry photo identification and drive Madison Water Utility vehicles. Our crews in the field never take money directly from customers – we only take payments online, by mail, or in person at our billing office or the City Treasurer's office.

If you are approached by anyone claiming to be with the Water Utility who is demanding money, contact the police immediately.




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