(WMC-TV) - MLGW is warning about a scam targeting Spanish speaking customers. The scam artists are instructing them to pay their bill with a gift card.
MLGW says it has received reports from customers receiving calls in Spanish that falsely tell them that their utility payment has not been received and that they are subject to a cutoff.
The scam artist then instructs the customer to purchase gift cards to be used as utility payments. They also are providing a call back number and then requesting that the payment is made with the gift card.
MLGW reports that it has received approximately 15 calls to date about this scam, all from Spanish-speaking customers.
Other scams include customers who received information about a meter not working properly, a government program that will help pay your bill, or information you will receive for being over-charged.
If you believe you have been a victim of a utility scam you are urged to report it to MLGW by calling 901-544-6549.