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Today is Utilities United Against Scams Day

Today, November 16, is the inaugural Utilities United Against Scams Day, a day supported by members of the water, gas and electric industries to form a unified front against scammers.  This day is a part of a week-long advocacy and awareness campaign focused on exposing the tactics scammers use to steal money from utility customers and on educating customers about how to protect themselves.

Unsolicited phone calls  from individuals who say they are utility representatives

The current scam this campaign focuses around involves unsolicited phone calls to utility customers from individuals who falsely claim to be SoCalGas or other utility representatives. The scammer warns the customer that they will disconnect the customer’s natural gas service if the customer fails to make a payment, usually within a short timeframe.

Read more at Forbes.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.