East Greenbush police say a man dressed as a National Grid employee showed up at a woman's home on Tuesday and tried to enter the house claiming that he was there to provide services. The swindler said he needed to turn her gas off and replace her meter, but she refused to let him in and called police.

It's a good thing her "spidey senses" started tingling when they did or the outcome could have been much different.

According to News 10 ABC, the unnamed East Greenbush woman told police that the assertive imposter even dressed like a National Grid employee donning the yellow fluorescent colored jacket.

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On the East Greenbush Police Department Facebook page, they explained that the con man even concocted a story to try to gain entry into the woman's home.  Police say the suspect told her he needed to turn off the gas and replace her meter.

Police say the National Grid imposter was a black male and according to their report, once he was denied access into the home,  he drove off in a "newer model" brown Kia SUV.

According to their report, East Greenbush police say they followed up with National Grid and determined that true to their belief, the man was not an actual contractor or employee of theirs.  The EG Police are looking into the matter and could use the help of anyone that may know more. If you experienced a similar incident today please notify us at (518) 479-2525.

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