Posted on December 23, 2014 by City of PhiladelphiarnL&I Commissioner Carlton Williams warned Philadelphians to ask for proper identification from any L&I inspector who comes to a residentâ€™s door in the wake of reports that an individual has sought entry into homes last Friday, yesterday and today in Kensington and Hunting Park.rnrnâ€œThe Department of Licenses & Inspections is very concerned about reports of an individual purporting to be an L&I inspector attempting to enter our citizensâ€™ homes,â€ L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams said. â€œWe are working closely with the Philadelphia Police Department and other officials to investigate these reports. All citizens should be aware that inspectors from the Department of Licenses & Inspections wear official uniforms and will produce identification and business cards upon request. Inspectors will never request payment or state that a fee is owed.â€rnrnIn todayâ€™s incident, the homeowner said the person posing as an L&I inspector flashed a badge of some kind and then asked for a $91 payment, which the homeowner provided. In other incidents, the person posing as an inspector has informed residents that a next-door neighborâ€™s house is to be torn down or an adjacent lot must be cleaned out and that the phony inspector must gain entry to the occupied residence.rnrnâ€œI urge all citizens to remain vigilant. If you are approached by an individual purporting to be an L&I inspector, please request to see identification. If you have any doubt that the individual is in fact an L&I inspector, you should refuse entry and call 911 immediately. Citizens can also contact L&I at 215-686-2400 to verify whether an inspector is scheduled to be at the location,â€ Williams said.