Utility Scam in Columbia

The City of Columbia is receiving reports of a utility scam targeting several business’s. Apparently the caller claims to be an employee of Columbia Water and Light and demands payment of a delinquent utility bill over the phone.

The caller claims if the bill is not paid the business is facing immediate shutoff.

The city of Columbia Utility Customer Services is reminding folks that they never demand payments over the phone and if you receive one the phone calls contact Columbia Police by dialing 311.

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