Exeter PD warns of utility fraud

The IRS isn’t the only public agency being impersonated.

Earlier this month, the Exeter Police Department sent out an alert about scammers impersonating representatives from Southern California Edison Company. The scammers make statements to the victim that their electric utilities account is delinquent and demand money be sent or the electricity will be shut off. They usually request that a money transfer via wire or request to “verify” your information without providing information they should already have.

Public utilities such as So. Cal. Edison do not make phone calls demanding payment over the phone and usually communicate in writing through the mail. The Exeter Police department warns residents to NEVER give out any information to these subjects or money. If you are unsure if the call is legitimate, hang up and report it to the the Exeter Police Departent at (559) 592-3101.

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