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MLGW Warns of Bill Scam Scammers Claim President Obama is Providing Federal Utility Bill Assistance
May 16, 2012

MLGW continues to receive reports from customers who appear to have fallen victim to a nationwide utility bill scam. As part of the scam, customers are being told that President Obama has approved special funding through the Federal Reserve Bank for utility bill assistance. There is no such funding.  

Through phone calls, in person door-to-door visits, or online solicitation, the scammers are asking customers for personal information, such as social security identification numbers. They then provide victims with a fraudulent bank routing number with which to pay their bills. The routing number is fraudulent and the payments will not be applied to MLGW customer bills.

The scams have also been reported in several other states.

Customers who believe they have been victimized by a scam should contact MLGW at 544-MLGW (6549).