|Published: 9:58 PM, 07/19/2013
||Last updated: 9:59 PM, 07/19/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—Newport Utilities has received phone calls from
their customers alerting them to a possible scam.
According to Administrative Assistant Patti Briggs of the
utility, an NU customer received a phone call that showed on their caller ID as
an 800 number and were told that they had a credit balance left on an older
utility account. The caller then wanted the customer to supply them with a
current checking or savings account number so they could supposedly direct
deposit the “credit amount” into that account.
Newport Utilities would like their customers to know that
this call is not from NU and that they need to beware of this type of scam
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