TIPS FOR SPOTTING A UTILITY SCAM
The caller requests that you pay your bill with a prepaid debit card or gift card purchased from a grocery store;
You are contacted during non-business hours (evenings, weekends, holidays) about payment;
The caller tells you that a utility employee is ready to turn your power off any moment;
The caller pressures you for immediate payment over the phone or to give personal information;
The caller asks you for your account number before continuing the phone call.