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City officials warned residents Friday to be aware of impostors that have attempted to enter some Laurel homes under the disguise of Baltimore, Gas and Electric workers.

City officials said residents reported well-dressed individuals had come to their doors and told them that BG&E had overcharged them for their bills and that the homeowner was to receive a refund. The impostor then requested to come inside the home to check meters and, once inside, asked to use their home phones.

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BG&E spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said that although they had not received any calls from Laurel residents, they always encourage customers to be cautious of anyone trying to get access to their home.

"We would not have people coming to your door for that reason, maybe for scheduled work or to check your meter," Lighty said. "If you don't have a scheduled appointment, you should call BG&E" if someone comes to your door, she said.

Lighty said BG&E employees and contractors wear an identification badge with their name, a photo and an employee number visible. She also pointed out that some customers did get a $100 credit on their April or May bills as part of the merger agreement between Constellation and Exelon, put that credit was automatically applied to customer's accounts.

Anyone encountering someone under this guise can call BG&E customer service at 800-685-0123, or the Laurel Police non-emergency number at 301-498-0092.

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