News Release from Ashland Police Dept.
Posted: March 15th, 2018 4:16 PM
Ashland, Oregon - Two local businesses recently received telephone calls from scammers purporting to be Pacific Power. The scammer tells the person they are behind on payments and threaten to shut off the power if they don't immediately send them money.
They will ask for your bank account information, credit card information, a money wire transfer, or a prepaid debit card.
As a reminder, scammers will often target small businesses that would get hit hard if their power went out. Often, these scammers use caller ID spoofing software. It looks like they are calling from your actual energy company, yet they are not.
If you get a call like this, beware and hang up! Real energy companies will never threaten to shut off your power or demand immediate payment over the phone.
Deputy Chief Warren Hensman
541.482.5211 Police Department