|City Light & Water warns of scamming|
Eagle River Light & Water Utility recently warned customers to be wary of callers who claim to be from the utility requesting immediate payment for a bill or meter.
In one instance in Wisconsin, a caller told a small-business owner that he had to pay a $499 deposit that was past due for a new meter or else he would have his electricity shut off, according to utility Manager Patrick Weber.
“What’s more, the caller asked that the business owner buy a prepaid debit card to make the payment,” he said. “These scams take advantage of business owners by calling them at busy times.”In other instances, callers targeted residential customers,
|Tuesday, August 27, 2013 4:37 PM|