(UPDATED) - Grant County Public Utility District is reporting some of their customers have been targeted over the phone for a scam. Victims say the scammers are threatening to shut off their power unless they make a credit card payment over the phone.
Grant PUD officials say their company does make courtesy calls to customers who are behind on their electricity bills. Their representatives will call from a Grant PUD phone number and will announce themselves as such.
The phone numbers used during the scam do not have 509 area codes. Grant PUD recommends customers hang up and call back if they suspect the call is a scam. The customer service number is (509) 766-2505.
If the customer believes it is a scam, they should also call their local law enforcement agency.