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Utility Scam Jun 01, 2022

Scam Type

Utility Scam

Business Name Used

Centerpoint Payment – Imposter

Date Reported

Jun 01, 2022

Victim Postal Code

77449

Total Dollars Lost

$225.16

Scam Description

The caller ID on my phone indicated it was Centerpoint. This this is one of my utility companies. They stated that my service was about to be disconnected unless I made a payment immediately. They said it needed to be from my bank and through Zelle. The payment was made to Centerpoint Payment. Additionally, they tried to get another security deposit of $500. Regretfully, they got my “supposed” past due amount.