Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Don't Fall for Utility Scam

 

April 30, 2020



BBB is receiving calls from consumers and local business owners about a utility scam. The scammers are impersonating LG&E representatives, and threatening residents and business owners with deactivation of service if they don't pay up immediately. The scammers are spoofing LG&E’s phone number on caller IDs.

How the Scam Works:

Utility company imposters will typically reach you with a telephone call or knock on your door claiming to be a representative from the local water, electric, or gas company. In the most common scenario, the scammer informs you that payment is overdue and the uti...



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