FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 071814
City of Long Beach Warns Community About Utility Billing Scam
The City of Long Beach is warning residents and businesses not to
fall victim to a scam involving a telephoned threat of utility
service termination unless a payment is made
Utilities always contact customers in writing about payments or
In this scam, a person who claims to work for a utility telephones
people and warns them that their account is seriously past due, and
either power, gas or water service will be terminated unless the
person immediately goes to a payment station to make a payment
following specific instructions.
Do not fall victim to this scam.
If you have any questions about utility billing, please call
562.570.5700. If you suspect wrongdoing or possible criminal
activity, please call 9-1-1.