South Lake Tahoe Police alert community of ongoing scams

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Updated: 8/28/2014 1:03 pm
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. ( & KRNV) -- The South Lake Tahoe Police Department has recently received numerous calls for service regarding potential scams.
According to a press release from SLT Police, residents say callers are impersonating employees from Liberty Utilities asking for payment of alleged overdue bills. After trying to convince the resident of outstanding charges, the caller then threatens to shut off power if the resident does not pay the bill over the phone immediately.
If you have fallen prey to this scam and have questions about your bill, you can contact Liberty Utilities directly at 800-782-2506 or access your account info online by clicking here.
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department has also received information from federal authorities about a similar scam involving the IRS and unpaid taxes. You can research more about the IRS scam by clicking here.
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department wants to remind residents not to give out any personal information over the phone to anyone calling you unsolicited. That includes your name, birth date, social security number, debit/credit card numbers, or any banking information. The same is true for any solicitation or requests for money received by email.

Millions of dollars are lost each year nationwide through scams such as these.

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