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MICHCON OFFERS PRECAUTIONARY STEPS TO GUARD AGAINST UTILITY IMPOSTORS

MICHCON OFFERS PRECAUTIONARY STEPS TO GUARD AGAINST UTILITY IMPOSTORS
 DETROIT, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MichCon) reminds customers to carefully check identification before allowing anyone claiming to be from MichCon into their homes.
 "Unfortunately, there are people who use our name or that of another utility to gain access to customers' homes to steal money or other valuables," said John vonRosen, MichCon senior vice president of utility operations. "There are precautionary measures you can take to protect yourself against utility impostors."
 First, request identification. All MichCon employees carry photo I.D. cards. "We encourage our customers to carefully examine the identification card and match the information and photograph with the person in front of you," vonRosen explained.
 Secondly, ask the purpose of the visit. "If you called for service, the MichCon employee will be able to explain the reason for the call," vonRosen said.
 "Lastly, if you're still suspicious of the person, don't admit him or her into your home. Call MichCon for verification," vonRosen said.
 Utility impostors use several ploys to get into homes, such as cash refunds or meter reads. vonRosen said that refunds due customers are credited on gas bills, or by checks sent in the mail.
 He also advises customers to know how MichCon reads its gas meters. "Approximately 95 percent of MichCon meters in the metropolitan Detroit area are read from the outside. The majority of inside gas meters have been converted to outside, remote meter-reading devices."
 MichCon, a wholly owned subsidiary of MCN Corporation (NYSE: MCN), is a natural gas distribution, transmission and storage company serving more than 1 million customers in 465 communities throughout Michigan.
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 /CONTACT: Karen Fontanive of MichCon, 313-256-5093/
 (MCN) CO: Michigan Consolidated Gas Company ST: Michigan IN: UTI SU:


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