ELECTRICITY PHONE SCAM WARNING - Threats To Shut Off Electricity

by Age Concern Tauranga, 4 Apr 2019

Threats to shut off electricity. Scammers will call to threaten that electricity will be shut off unless an overdue payment is made immediately. Consumers will also be directed to call an 800 number to avoid a service interruption. Watch out for messages that urge consumers to act fast, “This is an urgent public service announcement regarding your electricity bill.”

Hang up as soon as possible. Take a big breath then calmly phone your power company to check.

If someone is trying to make you do something urgently then the chances are it's a warning for you that it's not a legitimate company.

Be careful... There are a lot of scams out there... including lots of emails that look like they are real.