Scam Alert! Utility Bills

A scam alert was released by the Better Business Bureau.  It’s about a scam that claims that President Obama will pay your utility bills.

The scammer contacts the victim and says that they represent a program where President Obama will pay their bills.  The scammer then asks for the victim’s social security number and banking information.  They then give the victim a fake routing number to use in paying their utility bills by telephone.  After a few days, the utility bill transaction is cancelled, and the scammers have had their way with the victim’s account.

Read the full release from the Better Business Bureau here, along with their scam prevention tips.

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