SDG&E Warns San Diegans Of Common Utility Scams

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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is warning customers of utility scammers. Since the start of the pandemic, California utilities say reported incidents have increased.

SDG&E has received 806 reports of scams from its customers in the past two years with estimated losses totaling $513,100.

“It’s really heartbreaking when you hear these stories of people being scammed out of their hard-earned money, hundreds of dollars at a time, sometimes,” SDG&E spokeswoman Helen Gao told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

These are the most common utility scams SDG&E is warning customers about:

Utility officials say they do not use these payment methods and they "will never contact customers to tell them they must pay now or risk immediate disconnection.”

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