A multi-state scam has targeted utility customers across the country. The scam aims to steal payments and identity information using in-person solicitations, social media, fliers, phone calls and text messages. Victims have been reported in states such as California, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas and Florida.
Customers have been told that President Obama has approved special funding through the Federal Reserve Bank for utility bill assistance, but there is no such funding!
Scammers are asking customers for personal information, such as Social Security numbers. They then provide victims with a fraudulent bank routing number with which to pay their utility bills.
If you receive any requests for information regarding your utility bill, do NOT provide the information but contact City Hall immediately at 354-2292.