Yet Another Scam
According to a number of utility companies in the state, Wisconsin businesses
are being targeted by scammers calling with threats of service cancellations. The utilities note that these calls appear to be on the rise. Sandy Chalmers is with the Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection. She tells is it was the way the payments were being asked for is what tipped them off.
The scam is not contained within one region, but in a recent crop of scam calls, a group of salons and restaurants in the Fitchburg area were targeted. When the scammers focus on one specific area, it appears as if they simply run down a list of local businesses, calling each with the same phony threat.