SCAM ALERT: Utility cutoff threat, again

This is not a new scam but somebody must still be falling for it, or else the scammers wouldn’t keep trying it. So we’re sharing the warning just received from Natalie – she got two calls this morning that both spoofed the official Seattle city utilities hotline, 206-684-3000, with someone telling her that her electricity was about to be cut off if she didn’t pay them pronto. The info on this City Light scam-alert page goes for Seattle Public Utilities too – including that they will “never call, email, or make a home visit requesting an immediate payment.” And if you hear from a would-be scammer – report it! Natalie says the SPU person with whom she spoke had gotten other recent reports too

3 Replies to "SCAM ALERT: Utility cutoff threat, again"

  • Bruce Gryniewski July 3, 2018 (3:10 pm)

    I received two calls from this number today as well. I was away from my phone so couldn’t answer them. 

  • Chris d July 3, 2018 (10:31 pm)

    Has anyone received a shut off notice on their front door?

  • IllusionsHairDesign July 4, 2018 (10:21 am)

    They called Illusions on July 3 also! I knew it sounded phony.  They hung up and said ‘He’ll just come shut it off then without any other warning!” Threats like that aren’t something you’d expect from the utilities

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