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FOX43 Finds Out: How to spot a fake utility worker

Pennsylvania Utility Commission Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille gives some advice on how to avoid scammers posing as utility workers.

HARRISBURG, Pa -- Pennsylvania Utility Commission Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille gives some advice on how to avoid scammers posing as utility workers.

Here are some of the top tips:

- If you have someone doing door-to-door marketing, they have should have a picture ID and the name of their company.

- If someone is calling you on the phone saying your bill could be lowered, it may not be a scam.  Legitimate suppliers may also call you, but before you sign up for anything just make sure you do your own research.

If you think you've been scammed or want to file a complaint with the PUC, you can do so here.

On Wednesday night on FOX43 News at 10, Jackie De Tore will show you how you may be able to cut your energy bill in half just by shopping around.

If you have a story you want Jackie to look into, FOX43 wants to find out.  Send her a Facebook message or email FOX43FindsOut@FOX43.com.