SCAM: Electricity Will Be Shut Off

DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a Scam circulating the area regarding someone presenting themselves as a Utility Company.  Phone calls were received from different numbers claiming that they were an electric company, and were about to shut off power to the address due to lack of payment. 

As a reminder, if you should receive such an unexpected or unsolicited call, hang up, and call your utility company directly to verify information before making any type of payment. 

Remember, scammers have gotten better and more believable lately.  Do not fall victim, do not give out any personal information, and do not accept any phone numbers to call back either.  After doing your due-diligence, simply block the number and continue having a Merry Christmas!