Texas Atty. General warns of utility bill payment scam

By: Nicolette Schleisman Email
By: Nicolette Schleisman Email

TEXAS -- A new scam is sweeping the nation and the Texas Attorney General is warning residents of it.

The scam claims Americans can get federal financial assistance to help cover the cost of utility bills. With the use of social media, solicitation, fliers, phone calls and text messages, scammers claim that they are a new federal program established by Obama.

The scammers tell customers they must provide their Social Security and bank routing numbers. Those who give out personal information are given a fake bank routing number to pay their utility bills.

The Texas attorney general warns to never give out your social security number.

On the Web:

https://www.oag.state.tx.us/forms/cpd/form.php


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  • by Fred Location: Sherman on Jul 12, 2012 at 02:59 AM
    Everyone should know it's a scam simply because Mr. Obama would not think of doing something that would help the citizens that put him in office!
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      by Joey on Jul 12, 2012 at 03:19 PM in reply to Fred
      What a nutty post. If Obama tried to implement a utility assistance program on the federal level, you and the other nutty Repugnantcans would be hollering, "SOCIALISM"!!!
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      by Logic on Jul 12, 2012 at 05:00 PM in reply to Fred
      I put Obama in office. He helps me keep my daughter on my insurance through college.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2012 at 07:12 PM
    Utility payment scam? I get that every month. It's called a bill.
  • by Mike H. on Jul 11, 2012 at 05:50 PM
    Anyone remember Taxmasters? Big guy with a red beard with a scowl pretending he is gonna fight the IRS for you? Well turns out Taxmasters just took your money and never told you that the IRS rejected their offer, or didn't settle. Scammed millions from people right here in Texas.
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