Water companies are warning customers of scam calls to residents, impersonating utility staff to claim late bills. California resident, undergoing a severe drought, has been subject to these scams. The Santa Barbara Police Department has alerted residents of the scam saying that customers are only contact via mail if there is a bill to be paid, never over the form.
Cal Water has told customers that if receiving a call from someone asking for money, to never disclose credit card or personal information.
Take a look at what states are being affected by this scam.