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BG&E WARNS AGAINST IMPOSTERS POSING AS EMPLOYEES

 BG&E WARNS AGAINST IMPOSTERS POSING AS EMPLOYEES
 BALTIMORE, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore Gas and Electric


Company (NYSE: BGE) has renewed its offer to pay a total of $1,000 as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons posing as a BG&E employee in an attempt to commit a crime.
 Anyone having such information should call 410-234-5191, or any Baltimore Gas and Electric Company district office. The telephone numbers for the district offices are listed in the phone book.
 Some imposters may be professional "flimflam" artists who travel the East Coast seasonally. In past years, there have been reports of such persons gaining entrance to private homes by claiming to be BG&E employees to check the electricity and various appliances in the home. Once inside, the imposter may attempt to extract a fee (often exorbitant) or commit robbery.
 BG&E advises that there is no charge for company meter work, and charges for repair work are not collected by the serviceman, but are included in the monthly bill. Customers are reminded that all BG&E employees carry identification cards which bear their name, photograph and employee number which they will be glad to show on request. If anyone claiming to be a company employee does not have such a card, he should not be allowed to enter the house, and his description should be telephone to the police immediately.
 If a person does have a company identification card but there is still some doubt about his credibility, BG&E should be called at 410-685-0123, or the nearest district office. A company representative can quickly determine whether any work is scheduled at the address in question.
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 /CONTACT: Arthur J. Slusark of Baltimore Gas and Electric, 410-234-7433/
 (BGE) CO: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company ST: Maryland IN: UTI SU:


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