Thursday, December 12, 2013

Scams Involving Your Utility Companies

From the
Worcester County Sheriff's Office

Please be aware of a scam involving your utility companies. Several citizens report being contacted by BG & E, Delmarva Power and Constellation. These scams have been previously reported to the FBI and are being handled. 

In the meantime, to prevent further victims or Identity Theft; if YOU receive a phone call or other means of communication from someone asking for pertinent information regarding your account; safeguard this information and hang up or do not respond to request. 

After you have disconnected, consult your individual company direct, meaning YOU call them.

 DO NOT CALL the original person back. Hang up your phone, then redial. This is to insure you are not connecting to a spam portal on a unknown source. 

If this sounds confusing, please feel free to contact the Community Policing Division of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office at 410-632-1112.

Some important numbers:
Worcester County Sheriff 410-632-1112
Maryland State Police 410-641-3101
Delmarva Power 1-800-375-7117
Choptank Electric 1-877-892-0001
Verizon 1-800-837-4966

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is great information, who would we contact to come speak to our organizations about this?