NEW ROUND OF SCAM ATTEMPTS TARGET HUNTSVILLE UTILITIES RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS CUSTOMERS

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HUNTSVILLE UTILITIES
NEW ROUND OF SCAM ATTEMPTS TARGET HUNTSVILLE UTILITIES RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS CUSTOMERS
Friday, September 11, 2015 – 10:00AM

A new round of scam attempts has surfaced targeting Huntsville Utilities residential and business customers, attempting to steal hundreds of dollars from unsuspecting victims. Scam callers claim to be an employee of Huntsville Utilities and threaten customers with disconnection of service if the victim does not immediately pay over the phone or via pre-paid debit card. The caller then asks the customer to call a toll-free number to make payment. Some of the scam origin numbers are local, but each attempt reported to Huntsville Utilities asks customers to call an out of state number to make payment. THESE ARE SCAMMERS.

Huntsville Utilities advises customers to always ask for specific information from anyone claiming to represent the company, such as their name and company contact information. Customers are welcome and encouraged to contact Huntsville Utilities to verify account status (256-535-1200), and to report any suspicious contact by individuals claiming to represent Huntsville Utilities.

Huntsville Utilities is a publicly-owned, not-for-profit utility which provides electric, natural gas, and water services to customers in Huntsville and Madison County.

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