Pasadena Police/Water & Power have an important message for you

Posted on December 22, 2017 in

 

Pasadena Police Department and Pasadena Water & Power have an important message for you! Be Aware of Phone Scams

Pasadena Police & Pasadena Water and Power wants you to be aware of a recent fraud attempt. Scammers disguising themselves as PWP employees are attempting to extort money from commercial and residential customers. They are threatening to shut off service unless a payment is made immediately over the phone.

Scammers are using spoofing technology to make appear as if the call is coming from the following PWP phone numbers: (626)744-3739 or (626)744-4005 and are using (855) 613-8173 as their call-back number. Please do not make a payment, it is a SCAM!

PWP would never:

• Demand payment over the phone to settle past due charges

• Instruct you to obtain prepaid gift cards or conduct wire transfers

• Arrange to meet with you in-person to obtain payment

If you have any concerns about your account, please call Pasadena Water & Power at (626)744-4005. To learn more about how to avoid potential scams, visit: PWPweb.com/FraudProtection. If you have been the victim of theft/fraud please call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or if you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.