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Waterbury woman says she was target of possible energy scam

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Waterbury residents are being warned after a woman said she was the target in a possible scam that was caught on camera. (WFSB) Waterbury residents are being warned after a woman said she was the target in a possible scam that was caught on camera. (WFSB)
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Waterbury residents are being warned after a woman said she was the target of a possible scam that was caught on camera.

The woman, who asked to not be identified, said at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday a man aggressively banged on her door at her Wolcott Street home.

"He was like, 'hey, very friendly, don't you remember me? I was here in January, I helped you with your energy assistance to help with your bill, make sure you got your $100',” the woman told Eyewitness News.

She said she thinks the man had been watching her as she arrived home on Tuesday, because no sooner than when she was inside, he started banging on her door.

She said she had never seen him before and never signed up for an energy plan to lower her light bill.

After a while, she told him she wasn’t interested, and he left. However, she said what was most frightening was what she found when she checked her surveillance video that night.

"I never opened the door completely but I could kind of see him looking off to the side and when I replayed the video later on, there was a man kind of hiding on the side of my neighbor’s door,” the woman said.

After looking over the tape, she posted a warning on the Waterbury Observer website to get the word out, and called police.

Waterbury police said solicitors in the Brass City are required to get a permit from the police department. The woman said the man never showed her anything, including his identification.

Anyone with information or who sees something suspicious should contact police at (203) 574-6911.

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