Scammers posing as utility workers and government officials have been targeting the region, says Bridgeville police chief Chad King.
Typically, the vicitm gets a phone call from someone claiming to be from West Penn Power, or the IRS, or some other organization. The caller says that the victim owes money and threatens legal action if the debt is not paid.
Then, the calcler tries to get the victim to buy a Greed Dot MoneyPak card at a local store, then pay the “debt” by phone.
It’s all a scam, says chief King. If anybody ever calls you saying that you owe money, be suspicions.
And don’t trust your caller ID. Anybody with an iPhone can easily make their phone number look like any number they want.
If you have received a call like this, or if you have questions, contact the Bridgeville Police Department.