From the Aberdeen Police Department:
The Aberdeen Police Department recently received reports of a scam and wants to alert citizens to raise their awareness so they do not become the victim of a crime.
Aberdeen PD reports phone scams are being perpetrated by people falsely claiming they are with Baltimore Gas and Electric. They use the ruse of telling homeowners and businesses there is an issue with their bill and are in jeopardy of having their power disconnected. They then tell people this can be avoided if they pay a fee to an account supplied by the caller. This is a SCAM.
BGE tells police that any issues with billing or termination of electrical service are handled by mailing the customer a letter describing any discrepancies or problems. You WILL NOT receive a phone call. If you receive such a call do not make any payments. Gather what information you can from the caller and then call BGE directly and inquire if the phone call was legitimate. If not, report any such incidents to police. You can also call power and utility companies on your own, ahead of time, to identify ways utility companies make contact with customers if there is a problem.
The Aberdeen Police and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office want you be safe and not be victimized. Please share this awareness with family and friends. For more information contact the Aberdeen Police Department at 410-272-2121 or the Harford County Sheriff’s Office at 410-836-5403.