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Kent police warn about water company scam

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 4, 2013 at 10:49 am |
June 4, 2013 10:49 am

Kent police are warning residents about a scam that has recently been reported.

Several people have received phone calls from a man claiming to work for the city’s water department. The man threatens to shut off the homeowner’s water if they do not provide a credit card number immediately.

Here’s what the Police Department has to say about the scam:

LEGITIMATE UTILITIES DO NOT CONDUCT BUSINESS IN THIS MANNER. If you receive such a call or demand, ask the caller for their name and call back number. Then contact the utility directly, using the customer service number found on your utilitiy bill or the utilities website. Only then can you determine whether there is a problem with your account. Remember, when in doubt, check it out!

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