Imposters are calling Southern California Edison customers
demanding immediate payment or have their electric services
disconnected, according to Beverly Hills police.
The callers are also demanding that payment be made
through a prepaid cash card. Other forms of fraud involve customers
being asked to purchase prepaid debit cards.
Police say the scammers ask for the
debit card number and collect the value deposited on the card.
Southern California Edison customers are reminded to ask for
identification when a stranger comes to the door or calls claiming to be
a utility worker. SCE utility workers will provide employment
verification including their department phone number when asked.