New Utility Bill Scam 11 Jul 12

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota is warning consumers about a new utility bill scam. Potential victims are receiving a letter, phone call, or text message that claims that the Obama administration will pay up to $1,000 of your gas or electric bill. The Better Business Bureau’s Dan Hendrickson says this may seem believable due to similar programs such as “Cash For Clunkers,” but signing up for this bogus program or providing your personal information could result in identity theft. Thousands of Minnesotans have received the offer and fallen victim to this scam.