Miss Dawn from El Rio passes along this fraud-prevention alert:
Wanted share some info with other business owners regarding another PG&E scam.
We got a call at the club [last week] from a man saying he was with PG&E, and our payment to did not clear, and if we did not pay right away, our power would be turned off. Our staff said she would pass the info on and for them to leave a contact number. When we called, the whole thing sounded shady. In the meantime, I rang the main line for PG&E, and confirmed our payments were up to date. In addition, PG&E reported that this is a scam that has been going around.
Supposedly, they try to get you to buy some card thru Wallgreens or Rite Aid that contains a number, which they then take. We passed the info to SFPD at Ingleside. The scammers called again and we told them they were welcome to discuss it with the ingleside police. They hung up. That was fun!
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