Benton PUD customers target of scam

October 21, 2013 

— Benton PUD is warning its customers of a scam that has targeted the customers of other utilities, including Franklin PUD customers.

Benton PUD customers have reported being told in a telephone call that they must pay a past due account immediately or will have power disconnected that day.

However, Benton PUD does not contact customers by telephone and ask for payment to avoid disconnection when an account is past due, according to the PUD.

If customers are not sure if a call is from the Benton PUD, they should hang up and call Benton PUD at 582-2175.

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