Beware! Scam Call Threatens To Shut Off Utilities
By Mike Perleberg
(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.