LOCAL NEWS: BBB Issues Warning About Fake Utility Invoices

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With the bitter cold temperatures, many homeowners and business owners are vulnerable to scams threatening shutoff or demanding payment for natural gas and/or electricity service.

“Current electric and gas charges totaling almost $560,” says Sue McConnell with the Better Business Bureau. ”The recent cold temperatures we’ve had have left home owners and business owners vulnerable to scams that try to tell you are in danger of having gas or electricity shut off if you don’t make an immediate payment,’ says McConnell.

A Willoughby-based radio station alerted BBB to their receipt of an email claiming to be from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) indicating the station owed $559.70 for gas and electricity usage. The email came from do_not_reply@amazonbbqtest.com.   Amazonbbqtest.com was registered by an Australian proxy service and created in August, 2013.

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