Chehalis, WA - Scammers have yet again used phone calls to Lewis County PUD customers to try and get financial information.
Last week, the PUD was notified by a customer that they had been contacted by someone claiming to be with the utility.
The scammer said they were giving a $50 rebate they earned and to “press 1”. When the customer refused the call was ended.
In the past, PUD customers have also received calls from scammers who have threatened to shut off power.
“Sadly, scam calls are still being made but we are glad customers are calling the PUD to check rather than giving information to the scammers," says Customer Service Manager Jennifer Bush. "If you get an email or phone call you think is suspicious, call the PUD Customer Service office to report the call and to check your account status. These scams only work when you volunteer your personal information.”
Recipients of such fraudulent phone calls should under no circumstances agree to send money or give bank account, credit card, or other personal information.
Rather, customers are advised to immediately contact PUD Customer Service at (360) 748-9261 to verify the claim.