City Water, Light and Power are warning their customers of a phone scam locally.
CWLP customers say they’ve been contacted by someone claiming that a program from President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve Bank is offering utility assistance. The scam reportedly aims to steal identity information. The solicitation focuses on in-person, social media, fliers, text messages and phone calls.
Anyone contacted by someone asking for bank routing numbers, and full social security numbers for which to pay their utility bills should be advised that CWLP would never request that information.
All bill assistance programs can be confirmed via Customer Service at 789-2030. And rebates at Energy Services at 789-2070. Programs are also listed on the website at CWLP (dot) com.