You’re being warned about a potential telephone scam in the city.

Officials with the City of Stratford say the scam involves unidentified individuals calling victims and claiming to be from the city sanitation department, the water department or public works.

In some instances, homeowners are asked to book an appointment to have their services inspected.

Officials say the city doesn’t make unsolicited calls to schedule in-home appointments, which are most commonly related to water meter or sewer service work.

Anyone who receives a call from someone claiming to be a city employee should ask for and verify the contact information before carrying on with the conversation.