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City of New Bern warns about door-to-door scam

The city of New Bern is warning residents about a door-to-door scam. George Olsen has more.

The city of New Bern says it has received several complaints from residents who have been contacted by sales people claiming to be from water filtration or treatment system companies providing incorrect information about water quality. Those complaints say some of the salespeople have represented themselves as working with the city or have posed as city employees. City of New Bern officials say city staff would only arrive at a home or business unannounced in an emergency, and then they would have arrived in a city vehicle and would present city-issued photo ID. Anyone receiving a suspicious visit should dial the New Bern Police Department’s non-emergency number 633-2020. I’m George Olsen.

George Olsen is a 1977 Havelock High School graduate. He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1982 where he got his first taste of non-commercial radio working for their student station WUSC. After graduation he worked about five years in commercial radio before coming to work at Public Radio East where he has remained since outside of a nearly 3-year stint as jazz and operations coordinator at WUAL in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the early 1990s. On his return to eastern North Carolina he hosted classical music for Public Radio East before moving into the Morning Edition host position and now can be heard on All Things Considered. He also hosts and produces The Sound, five hours of Americana, Roots Rock and Contemporary Folk weekday evenings on PRE Public Radio East News & Ideas, and is a news and feature producer for Public Radio East.