State warns of utility-bill scammers

June 3, 2013

The state Attorney General’s Office says Indiana residents are receiving telephone calls from imposters who ask them to pay delinquent utility bills. The agency says the callers pretend to be utility company employees and may threaten to disconnect the residents’ gas or electricity. The scammers demand payment but refuse to accept checks or credit cards. Instead, they ask the customer to buy a prepaid debit card and call them back with the PIN number.