This multi-state scam has con artists posing as utility company representatives. The catch? They want your Social Security Number along with your credit card and bank routing information. Ugh.
Some victims have been given fraudulent bank account numbers and have been asked to use this account when paying their utility bills. You can imagine what happened next. Remember, you should never give a stranger your personal sensitive information.
People have been targeted by phone, text message, through social media and in person for this scam so stay alert, and stay safe! You can always report scams, get e-mail alerts, and read tips at www.bbb.org/scam.
Thanks to the Montana Public Service Commission for bringing this scam to my attention through their recent press release.