There is a new scam to be weary of. One that sounds promising, yet delivers nothing, and takes your identity.
Scammers are calling cell phones and offices, saying that President Obama has passed a bill that will help folks pay up to $1,000 of your electric bill; but first, you've got to give them all your personal information.
Numerous employees at a local office fell for it, and the Better Business Bureau is hoping that you don't become a victim too.
"What happens when they pay the utility company this way, it comes back as, 'Yeah, you paid it.' The utility company gives them a receipt, but later it will bounce," the BBB's Alan Bligh said. "You have people out there that have fallen for this, thinking their utility bill has been paid, but it hasn't."
Contact the BBB if you think you're being scammed. Their number is 361-852-4949.
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