SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Utility officials warned the public Wednesday to beware of a scam that has been targeting San Diego Gas & Electric residential and business customers.
Unidentified con artists posing as utility employees have been telephoning potential victims and threatening to shut off their electricity and gas service unless an immediate payment is made, according to SDG&E.
The targeted customers are instructed to purchase a prepaid credit card, then directed to a phone number through which information is obtained from the card and the cash value removed.
SDG&E does not proactively telephone its customers to seek credit information and advises people to refrain from providing any such data over the phone unless they have initiated the call, according to the utility.
Anyone who receives such a contact or who has an outstanding service balance that needs to be resolved is asked to call SDG&E at (800) 411-7343.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.
Beginning Thursday through July 4, 2018, U.S. veterans and up to three guests may enjoy free admission to SeaWorld San Diego as well as other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the country. This new offer joins the ongoing Waves of Honor program that offers complimentary admission to any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman once per year, for the military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
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