How to spot a scam
In one of the most common scams, the caller may:
- Pretend to be from your utility (Your caller ID may even display your utility’s name).
- Threaten to turn off power, water or natural gas service to your home or business within an hour.
- Demand immediate payment – often by a pre-paid debit card (Sometimes even specifying where you need to buy the card).
Suspect a scammer? Here’s what to do if the call seems suspicious:
- Hang up.
- Call Dawson PPD.
- Call law enforcement.
DO NOT pay over the phone if immediate payment is demanded to avoid a disconnection.