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Utilities department warns against scam

Original post made on Sep 5, 2013

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department is warning residents and businesses about a scam in which the thieves phone residents, posing as utilities department staff.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I've been getting phone messages from a Washington DC phone number claiming that they represent Palo Alto Utilities and have questions about my gas line. Sounds pretty fishy, so I never call them back. Is this a scam?


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Posted by C'eat Moi
a resident of Professorville
on Sep 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I got a similar call, but it made no sense coming from DC, so I never returned the call.


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Posted by crisis
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Sep 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm

maybe it's coming from syria. lol.


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Posted by Katie
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Scammers have not left the planet yet. They are finding new ways they have gone from the poisionous snakes to utility bills. What is next the Christmas Fund?


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