I just heard on KPCC and then came home to find it on the Daily Breeze website that a Utility scam is going on in LA. Scam “artists” are calling small businesses and pretending to be Southern California Edison representatives and demanding full payment of their current bill or else have their power shut off. As with all utility companies, SCE will warn you repeatedly if they are going to shut off your service. Also, they only contact you on the phone or in person if you have made a specific appointment with them. If you are at all suspicious, contact your utility company directly.
Click here to read SCE’s guide to identifying an employee and for additional scam saftety tips.