Utility bill scam steals personal information
The President of the United States is not going to pay your electricity expenses.
Atmos Power warns its clients about the newest edition of a fraud that guarantees federal government incitement money for expenses in exchange for a client’s private details. The fraud specialist provides a financial institution redirecting variety that apparently has an account with funds to pay past due expenses.
However, there is no such program and clients should never give private details to anyone who is not an certified agent of any utility company.
Atmos Power previously cautioned clients about the fraud in May but has been receiving calls this week from clients who obtained the lender redirecting variety. The North Carolina Lawyer General released a caution about this fraud May 28 and programs in California have also revealed a similar effort.
According to Better Company Institution reviews, fraudsters have frequented clients in person, published brochures and used public networking and text messaging to send information declaring that Chief executive Obama will provide a credit or straight pay expenses.
This ‘Utility Bill Scam’ symbolizes a risk of identification fraud. Atmos Power informs clients that its workers always carry proper recognition and never ask clients for private details such as public security numbers.
Customers who believe they are a sufferer of the newest ‘Utility Bill Scam’ should contact their local government bodies, such as the cops, the state attorney general’s office or the Better Company Institution.