BBB: Scammers pretend to be utilities company, want payment immediately

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 12:01 PM

(WHAS11)--The Better Business Bureau is warning customers of a new utility scam.

The BBB said customers are receiving calls by scammers, who tell them their payments are overdue.

Scammers as customers to make those overdue payments by “green dot money pack cards” in the next hour, or their utilities will be disconnected.

Charlie Mattingly, Louisville Better Business Bureau, said those cards act as cash and are untraceable, meaning the customers lose their money.

Mattingly also said the scammers sometimes ID spoof the calls, so the caller ID may say that they are calling from a local number, when they are actually out of the country.
 

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