June 17, 2019

Utility scam: woman bilked out of almost $1,000

GREENE TWP – State police say a Pike County woman fell victim to a common scam when she received a call from someone claiming to be from PP&L and that her electricity would be shut off if she did not pay $989 in past due electric bills. 

The woman was told to buy gift cards and call back with the card numbers.  She complied.

Police remind everyone no reputable company, including utilities, ever demands payment by gift cards, Green Dot cards or any similar method.

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