Ohioans Targeted by Utility Bill Email Scam

Updated 34 weeks ago Special to HNN Provided by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of unexpected email messages that appear to be utility bills.

In the last two weeks, the Attorney General’s Office has received more than 30 reports of utility bill email scams from consumers across Ohio.


In a typical variation of the scam, a consumer receives an email message claiming to be from PG&E, a west coast utility company, or another out-of-state utility company. The message often claims the consumer owes $344 or $559 and it may contain a link to view the consumer’s account or most recent statement. Consumers should not click on these links.

More details, including how consumers can protect themselves, can be found here: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/OHAG/bulletins/a15dd3?reqfrom=share

PG&E also issued a warning: http://www.pgecurrents.com/2014/01/08/pge-warns-of-scam-emails-calls/
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