Scam Alert For Area Businesses 24 Oct 13

Authorities are warning local businesses to be aware of a nationwide phone scam that scammed money from two area restaurants. Employees at the restaurants reportedly received calls from someone claiming to be working with an energy company. The caller said money was owed on the businesses’ accounts, and their utilities would be shut off if they didn’t immediately send a payment through a money wiring service. Remember that you should always avoid giving out financial information over the phone to unsolicited callers, and area utility companies never threaten to shut off service without prior warnings through the mail and by telephone.