Are you getting electricity bill scams? When unusual events happen, such as COVID-19 and winter storm Uri, scammers start doubling down their efforts to cheat you and your loved ones. They prey on the uncertainty and stress that is already present. Take a look at our red flags and tips for how to protect yourself when scammers target your electric utility. Follow along with APG&E to learn about the red flags and tips.
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First, take a deep breath. Call your local police to report the incident through their non-emergency number. You may also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. You may also want to warn your neighbors that there is a scammer in the area. Apps such as Nextdoor are one avenue to help get the word out.