MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The Long Island Power Authority has issued a warning about a new utility scam.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, hundreds of LIPA customers have received calls from a person who claims they work for the utility. The purported LIPA employee then tells the customer that their power will be shut off if they fail to buy a Green Dot MoneyPak card to pay their bills.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Franklyn Charles, 18, Charged In Crash That Killed Jennifer Figueroa, 30, In Wyandanch
LIPA does not accept payment through those prepaid cards. The caller directs customers to buy the prepaid card in an effort to get money and personal information.