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  Bogus Collection Calls

 
PRESS RELEASE
 
CONTACT: Ofc. John Panco PIO                                360-330-7680
 
Release # 1
 
Date: 05/04/15
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Centralia, Wa.  The Centralia Police Department, along with the Centralia Utilities Center is warning city utility customers about a scam involving bogus collection calls.
 
The Centralia Utilities Center received a complaint from a customer about a possible scam. The customer received a call from a male warning the customer that if the customer didnít pay their utility bill immediately, the utilities would be disconnected.
 
The policy of the Utilities Center is to send a statement to the customer. If the customer doesnít respond to the statement, a past due letter will be sent. On rare occasions after the statement and past due letter is sent a representative of the Utilities Center will call the customer. If at any time you feel the call might be bogus you are urged to call the Centralia Utilities Center at 360-330-7657. 
 



 

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