Glenwood police warn about utility bill scam |

Glenwood police warn about utility bill scam

Glenwood Springs police are cautioning local businesses not to fall victim to a utility billing scam.

The department said has received several complaints from businesses that have received calls claiming to be from the “electric/gas/sewer/utilities” company.

The caller’s phone number is usually from out of state and the caller will insist that the business has not paid its bill or that meters need to be changed out.

“They will demand that you pay them in full either over the phone or by purchasing Green Dot cards from a Wal-Mart and send them the transaction number,” the Police Department said.

“This is a scam. Do not send them money,” the department warns.

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Anyone receiving such a call is urged contact local utilities to check the status of the account before taking any action. Any legitimate utilities business will allow customers to get off the phone to verify.

If the harassment continues, authorities ask that you call the Glenwood Springs Police Department or share your experience on the department Facebook page:

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