Ponca City Police report utility scam

Ponca City Now - January 12, 2015 4:26 pm

From the Ponca City Police Department

Several small local businesses have called the Ponca City Utilities office and said they have received phone calls saying they are either behind on their electric bill or owe a meter deposit. All of the calls have come from out of state, according to Sherri Tapp, Utility Billing Manager. “We have not initiated any of these calls”, Tapp said.

Police Chief Don Bohon recommends if you are a Ponca City Utility customer and receive a similar call, whether you are a business or individual, that you end the call and contact the PCUA billing office yourself. “Don’t give bank account or credit card information to anyone over the phone that you did not initiate the contact with”, Bohon said.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma man charged with threatening federal officials

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with 10 counts of threatening federal...

Tulsa mayor expects city mask mandate to be lifted April 30

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum says he expects the city’s mask mandate for...

Oklahoma virus death toll since start of pandemic tops 8,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports the number of deaths due...