POSSIBLE SCAM: Fake Utility Worker

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Police say a 68-year-old Des Moines resident didn’t let a likely scam artist get her personal information.

Authorities say the woman answered her door Thursday morning around 10:00 a.m. An unknown while male adult said he was with the power company and was there to check her electric meter.

The homeowner was suspicious and began questioning the man.

Then the man said he made a mistake and was at the wrong house.

Police say they were unable to get a description of the man but are reminding people to always ask for credentials for someone who is seeking access to your house or property.