SCAM ALERT: Gladewater PD warns of electric company con
Gladewater, Texas (KETK) — The Gladewater Police Department is warning citizens of a news scam spreading in the area.
Unknown persons will call residences posing as an electric company representative threatening to cut a customer's power off unless an outstanding balance is paid. Once a person agrees to pay the bill, credit or debit card information is handed over to the the con artist.
If you receive a call similar to this scenario, verify the true identity of the caller before providing any personal information. Call your local electricity provider to verify the status of your account before ever giving out personal or financial information.
You can report the scam to the Gladewater Police Department at (903) 845-2166 or the Better Business Bureau at (903) 581-5704.