JOHNSON CITY — The Johnson City Power Board is alerting all of its 76,000-plus customers of a phone scam that targets credit card information.
J.T. McSpadden, communications specialist for the JCPB, said although less than 10 customers have reported claims of the attempted scam, there could be more who have been contacted who haven’t notified authorities.
He said from the information given, it seems like the culprit is a Hispanic-sounding person, or persons, targeting other Hispanics. According to a JCPB news release, the scammers have been pressuring customers to give their credit card information to pay delinquent balances, to pay charges incurred on faulty meters, or to buy prepaid gift cards to avoid disconnection of their power and additional charges.
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