Monday, January 12, 2015

Beware! This is the time of year for scams...

It is being reported that some people in our community received calls from someone identifying themselves as being from the utility company. The message they are getting is that if they don't pay their bill, right now, over the phone, that their utilities will be shut off. Almost all the people called are current with their utility bill. However, some people have paid these callers in the past. DO NOT DO THAT! Hang up and try to retrieve the number they were calling from. With that information, call the PBSO non-emergency number found in the right-hand column of this blog and give them the date and time of the call, and any other information that could lead to the identification of the perpetrators.

This is happening in other communities around the nation. Please be careful with your personal financial information, especially when and if someone is calling you.