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Fraudulent notes purporting to be from Arlington Water show up on homes

A fraudulent note purporting to be from Arlington Water solicits water samples for testing. The agency said it doesn’t typically request samples like this.
A fraudulent note purporting to be from Arlington Water solicits water samples for testing. The agency said it doesn’t typically request samples like this. Courtesy of Arlington Water Utilities

Arlington Water Utilities is alerting residents on the east side of the city that if they received a note purporting to be from the agency, it’s likely a fake.

Notes reading “Water Info, Sorry We Missed You” showed up on homes in east Arlington, Arlington Water said on Facebook and Twitter Thursday. The notes tell homeowners when they visited the home and provides a phone number so the homeowner can call them back.

Arlington Water said the notes solicit water samples for testing, which the agency typically doesn’t do.

https://twitter.com/ArlingtonWater/status/1167089065851858944

Additionally, the notes didn’t include the Arlington Water logo nor did it include a local phone number. These are two features people can look for in a genuine note from Arlington Water, the agency said.

One resident called to report the fliers, Arlington spokesperson Susan Schrock said.

Anyone with questions is asked to call Arlington Water at 817-275-5931.

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Jack Howland is a breaking news and enterprise reporter. Before coming to the Star-Telegram in May 2019, he worked for two and a half years as a breaking news reporter at the Poughkeepsie Journal in New York. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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