TELEPHONE SCAM TARGETING LOCAL UTILITY CUSTOMERS PDF Print
Friday, 08 November 2013 09:54

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents and business owners of a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers.  The caller claims they are an employee with KU (or another utility company) and asks form immediate payment on the account using a Green Dot MoneyPak Card.  The caller threatens to disconnect service immediately if payment is not made.

The BBB advises:

-Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

-Utility companies do not contact customers and demand immediate payment by MoneyPak Cards to avoid disconnection.

-Do not always trust the CallerID.  Scammers can use spoofers to make it appear as if they are legitimate.

-If you receive a call demanding payment, hang up and call your provider directly to check for any problems with your account.

 

-Never give out personal or financial information over the telephone unless you have verified the caller.

 

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