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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The Nashville Electric Service is warning customers of fake utility workers who recently targeted an elderly woman and stole items from her home.

Two young men with safety vests approached the women and said they worked for NES, according to the utility department.

The men told the customer they were installing new wire underground to improve reliability and prevent power outages.

While the customer was led outside to view where digging would take place, the other man gained access to her home.

NES did not say what part of Nashville the woman lives.

NES wants to remind the public that all field employees wear uniforms and carry photo identification badges. 

All company vehicles are marked with an NES logo and/or vehicle number. Also, NES never calls or goes door-to-door to solicit payments.

NES says if someone shows up without notice and claims to represent NES, ask to see their photo ID badge.

If you are still in doubt, ask them to wait outside while you call NES Customer Service at (615) 736-6900 to verify their identity.

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