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Utility scammers target small businesses

Scammers often demand immediate payment through a prepaid credit card

The Daily Astorian

Published on March 7, 2018 4:53PM

Last changed on March 8, 2018 7:29AM


Utility scammers are again targeting small businesses served by Pacific Power, insisting owners are behind on bills and demanding immediate payment.

Pacific Power is reminding customers it doesn’t threaten to disconnect service or demand immediate payment over the phone. Generally, notices about past-due bills are sent in the mail, at home or through an automated phone message.

Customers who receive suspected scam calls should ask the caller for their account number and compare it with theirs.

For anyone concerned about a possible scam call, take note of the caller’s number and any other information. Hang up and call Pacific Power’s customer service line at 1-888-221-7070 to report the call.



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