Utility bill scam detected in Delaware

The Delaware Attorney General’s office is warning consumers not to fall for a scam that offers to pay utility bills.

The perpetrators attempt to steal identities by falsely claiming that stimulus money, or even President Obama, would pay their utility bills.  Solicitors have knocked on front doors wearing what appear to be utility company uniforms, while some Delawareans have been approached by e-mail, phone, text or through social media.  AG Beau Biden’s office says nearly 20 complaints came in early this week.  “I urge all Delawareans who are approached to ask questions, verify information, and always remember that offers which seem too good to be true usually are.”  Consumers are also urged to never disclose a Social Security number, credit card information or banking information over the phone.  For more information please call the Delaware Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit at 1-800-220-5424.


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