PEARL RIVER, NY May 8, 2018 --- O&R warned its customers today about a new phony bill-payment scheme --- this time in Spanish on Facebook
O&R: CUSTOMERS BEWARE NEW BILL PAYMENT SCAM ON FACEBOOK
PEARL RIVER, NY May 8, 2018 --- O&R warned its customers today about a new phony bill-payment scheme --- this time in Spanish on Facebook --- in which crooks pose as ďconsultantsĒ who offer to help customers pay their debts. In reality, the crooks are stealing the customersí money.
The thieves say on Facebook that if customers wire a percentage of their ďelectric, cable, cell phone or any utility billĒ to the scammers, the crooks will put up the difference to fully pay the bill. The example the phony post uses is if a customerís bill is $250, the customer can wire the thief $150 and thief will cover the rest.
It looks too good to be true. Thatís because it isnít true. The scammer doesnít cover the customerís bill. The scammer steals the customerís money.
To make things worse, after the customer sends the payment to the scammer, the thieves send the customer a bogus 646 phone number for the customer to call to confirm that their payment was received by the company and the bill was paid in full.
Once again, not true. No payment was made on the account. The thieves stole the customerís money that was intended to pay the bill, the thieves had no intention of helping retire the debt and the bill still needs to be fully paid.
Donít let this happen to you.
If you have questions about your O&R bill payment, call O&R Customer Service directly at (877) 434-4100 or email us.