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October 20, 2014, 4:16 pm
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CWLP Warns Rate Payers of Utility Scam

City Water, Light and Power are warning residents of a multi-state identity theft scam, targeting utility customers.


Although CWLP hasn’t received any customer reports of such activity so far, victims have been reported in California, Tennessee, Texas and Illinois.


Customers may get a phone call saying that President Barack Obama has approved special funding for utility bill assistance – which is not true – then solicit the victims for their Social Security Number.


Then they’re given fraudulent bank routing numbers to pay their utility bill.


CWLP says anyone approached with such offers should contact CWLP customer service…and not to give the scammers any personal information.

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