PG&E scam warning

February 4, 2014 

Sheriff John Anderson is issuing an alert to all county PG&E customers about a scam that has surfaced in Central California.

Customers are receiving cold calls from people claiming to represent PG&E, informing customers that they are delinquent on payment and if the situation is not handled immediately, their power will be shut-off.

These callers are targeting both businesses and homeowners.

Sheriff Anderson says if anyone receives a call from someone threatening to shut-off their power because they have failed to pay their bill, or claiming the customer failed to pay the full amount, hang up immediately and call PG&E directly.

On its website, PG&E offers the following number to call if you believe you have been targeted by this scam: (800) 743-5000.

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