Residents warn of PG&E impostor in Fresno neighborhood


A fake PG&E worker – is reportedly targeting neighborhoods in Fresno.

The impostor – is knocking on doors in the Tower District and asking residents for personal information.

A concerned resident captured this picture of the man, now he’s trying to warn his neighbors.

We spoke with PG&E and showed them the photo, they told us it’s 100 percent not them.

Residents we spoke with say if you get a knock on your door, they want you to beware.

Jorge Gonzalez has lived in a Tower District neighborhood in Fresno, for just a few months. While he gets the occasional knock on the door from the mail carrier, when he got a knock this weekend, he says something did not feel right.

That’s when he snapped this photo of a man in a long sleeve blue shirt.

“He was knocking on the door for a good 5 or 10 minutes and then ringing the door bell,” says Gonzalez.

Gonzalez says the man was identifying himself as a PG&E worker, wearing a badge around his neck and holding a clipboard.

“He was constantly knocking and knocking, then after that he went to our fence right there and started looking over our fence and then he came back to the front right here and then just started staring at our house like that for another good 5 minutes and then he wandered off to Olive, to the Tower District,” Gonzalez explained.

Samuel Bustos says the same man knocked on his door and spoke with his mother, trying to sell her a new light plan. But he says red flags went up when the man asked for personal information.

“He tried to ask her for her social security number,” says Bustos.

PG&E says they do not go door to door but if they do, you would know about it well in advance.

They say they would never try to sell you anything or ask for personal information.

“A PG&E worker that comes to your house is going to have on their personal protective gear, they’re going to have a vest on if they’re working along the street, they’ll have an ID that identifies them as PG&E,” says Denny Boyles, PG&E spokesperson.

Boyles says you can always give them a call and they can let you know if there are workers in your area.

We also reached out to the Fresno Police. They say they have not heard of this but say if you get a knock on your door and have concerns to give them a call at (559) 621-7000.

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