Investigators with the Dalton Police Department are warning the public not to fall for a phone scam involving their power bill. This is not a new scam, but it appears to be popping back up in the Dalton area.
In recent weeks, the DPD has received reports from Dalton residents getting phone calls from scammers claiming to be representatives of Dalton Utilities. The scammer tells the potential victims that their power bill is past due and that crews are on their way to shut off their service. The scammer then instructs the victims to purchase a “Green Dot” prepaid credit card and load it with money to pay the bill to avoid the shut off.
Dalton Utilities officials say they would never ask a customer to load a “Green Dot” card for paying a bill. If you get a call requesting that type of payment, it is a scam. Anyone in doubt about a phone call regarding their bill can hang up and then contact Dalton Utilities directly at 706 278-1313 to verify the information.