Have You Received Phone Calls Telling Your Your
Service for _____ Is About to be Cut Off?
It May Be a Scam!
If you have received phone call telling you that you account or service is
about to be cutoff, and it is for a company of service you don't recognize, or
you know that you are current with your service providers, you may be about to be scammed.
These scams fall into two categories:
- Calls for non-existent companies
- Calls claiming to be from real companies who services you may use
Just because someone gets your phone number, calls you and claims to be from the
phone company, power company, insurance company, water company, gas/electric
company, department store or other real companies, does not mean that person
really works for the company! See the list below for some common scams, with
their names and numbers. And to check an 800 number,
this website does a pretty good job of allowing
you to check a specific 800 number and reporting 800-number scams.
If you think you have been wrongly billed for collect calls or for
long-distance calls, contact the company listed on the bill. If they refuse to
reverse the charges, contact the phone company and the
Better Business Bureau.
Consumers should also contact the jail where the call originated as well,
because deputies would want to open their own investigation to determine if a
scam is being run out of a jail.