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Fake PG&E Calls

The Lombard Business Merchants Association (LBMA) warns that Marina merchants have been targeted in a scam trying to trick them into giving credit information. A caller claiming to be from PG&E informs the merchants that their payment is due and their power will be turned off immediately if they don’t make a payment. In an alert to LBMA members, the association’s president, Awadalla Awadalla, notes that “It’s a scam” because “PG&E usually send[s] a 7 days notice before they turn off your power.”

Anyone who receives such a call and thinks it might be a real PG&E communication should hang up, look up PG&E’s customer service number on a recent bill, and call the company directly to check.

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