News Release from: Salem Police Dept.
SALEM POLICE WARN OF NEW SCAM
Posted: March 20th, 2013 1:55 PM
Someone posing as a representative of a utility has telephoned local businesses recently, told them they were delinquent in their bill, and threatened to turn off their service in a matter of hours if they did not pay up using a prepaid credit card. So far, callers have claimed to be from Portland General Electric and Northwest Natural Gas.
Anyone receiving such a call is cautioned to look up the utility's customer service number for themselves and verify the debt before making any payments over the telephone.
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