SDG&E warns of phone scam

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) warns its residential and business customers of an ongoing wire fraud.

Reports indicate that individuals are misrepresenting themselves as utility employees by calling customers and threatening to turn off electric and gas service if an immediate payment is not made, said SDG&E. Customers are instructed to purchase a pre-pay credit card and directed to another phone number where information is obtained from the card and the cash value is removed.

SDG&E said customers should not provide any financial information by phone unless they have initiated the conversation. If any customers receive a phone call that makes them uncomfortable, and they know they have an outstanding balance that needs to be resolved, they should hang up and call SDG&E at 1-800-411-7343.

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Posted by Staff on Sep 5 2013. Filed under Backcountry, Business, News, Ramona, Sheriff/Fire. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

1 Comment for “SDG&E warns of phone scam”

  1. yvonne faust

    I found another interesting article on this utility bill scam at http://www.callercenter.com/blg/articles/electric... where I got helpful tips to help me recognize a scam call. In addition to that, the article also encourages those who receive scam calls to take down the caller's information and report it to callercenter and the FTC in an attempt to shut the scam down.

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