OCPD PGE Scammer

(Courtesy: Marie Thiele)

OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) - An Oregon City woman recently thwarted a suspected scammer who was going door-to-door pretending to work for Portland General Electric.

Police say it happened on Monday afternoon in the Tower Vista neighborhood.

Marie Thiele told FOX 12 that the man was trying to sell her solar panels. The interaction was caught on a Ring camera.

Thiele demanded to see his work identification card, but he could not provide one and left.

A PGE spokesperson told FOX 12 the company does partner with Green Mountain Energy to sell renewable power programs from time-to-time, but employees always wear ID and company logos on their uniforms.

The spokesperson also said the company does not sell solar panels door-to-door.

Thiele said she had seen posts warning that after the winter storm impostors might be going door-to-door saying they were from the power company.

She said she warned her neighbors about the impostor.

Police don't know who the man is and are calling him a possible scammer. They are investigating and warning others about these kinds of scams.

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(2) comments

Clackakitty

They should tattoo "SCAMMER" on these people's foreheads so no one ever falls for their shtick again.

Tyrell Higgs

'possible' scammer?

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