Beware! Scam Call Threatens To Shut Off Utilities

Posted On April 30, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

phone-scam.jpg(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Lawrenceburg Utilities is warning customers of a telephone scam.

The utility department says that some customers have recently reported receiving a phone call from a person claiming to be with either American Electric Power (AEP) or Lawrenceburg Utilities.

The caller threatens to shut off the would-be-victim’s utilities if a past due bill is not paid immediately. They then ask for credit card information.

Lawrenceburg Utility Director Mel Davis said Lawrenceburg Utilities will never ask for a credit card by phone.

Anybody who receives such a call is advised to simply hang up.