Scam artists often target homeowners and many times use well known businesses as a cover to gain your trust. The most recent scam that has been reported to us is one that involves a caller identifying themselves as an employee of the utility company Edison. They state that they have not received payment from you and that they will be sending someone out in the next three days to shut off your electricity. They then ask for your personal information.
DO NOT EVER PROVIDE ANYONE WITH BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION, YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE WITHOUT VERIFYING WHO THEY ARE!
A resident at a park in Santa Ana was contacted by one of these scammers and took the proper steps by
- Providing the caller NO personal information
- Contacting the Park Manager to inform them of the Scam
- Contacting the local police department (using the non-emergency number) to inform them of the scam attempt.
Keep yourself and your information safe!