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Utility Scam May 01, 2022

Scam Type

Utility Scam

Business Name Used

Center Point Energy – Imposter

Date Reported

May 01, 2022

Victim Postal Code

77086

Total Dollars Lost

$800.00

Scam Description

Call me an said lights were going to be disconnected in 30 minute unless I paid the bill which he said was behind 3 month’s.I should have known better but I was in a bad way an was not thinking, I had just lost my son,he had not been buried.So he ask for 800.00 an told me he made a mistake after I zelle it an UPS would bring that back the next day but it was 1000.00 $.Something told me to call light company an this is when I realize he was scamming me an he heard me taking an said ma’am why are you talking to them an he hung up.I immediately call my bank an reported it to them,they were not much heip.