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Pacifica Police Are Warning Residents of Recent Utility Scams

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Police in Pacifica are warning residents of a recently reported utility scam. The scam generally targets businesses, police said. A person calls the business claiming to be a PG&E employee, informing the victim that they must immediately make a payment for an overdue bill or the service will be shut off, according to police.

The businesses are asked for bank account, credit card or pre-paid debit card information to pay the bill. Police said PG&E has also noted a similar scam conducted by email under the same pretense. PG&E does not ask for personal or bank or credit card information over the phone, police said. Anyone receiving suspicious calls or emails may contact PG&E customer service at (800) 743-5000 or police at (650) 738-7314.

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