Utility Scam Alert: Be Wary of Callers Asking for Payment through Pre-Paid Credit Card
Recently, Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) customers have fallen victim to utility scams involving callers, claiming to represent Holland BPW, demanding payment for a past-due balance through a prepaid card, and threatening to shut off service, if the payment is not received.
This is an attempt at fraud. The callers use an untraceable phone service, and ask the customer to stay on the line with them and make payment with a prepaid credit card. Unfortunately, if customers fall victim to this scam, their payment goes to the fraudulent scammer and is not traceable.
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