Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is warning consumers of an email scam targeting people within and outside of its service area.
The utility said it has been contacted by consumers who received emails that appeared to be bills sent by PG&E. Other U.S. utilities recently reported scams of a similar nature.
PG&E is advising customers who receive emails requesting information about their accounts to delete them. They should not respond to the request, click on any links in the email, open any attachments or provide any personal information.
PG&E said it is working with authorities in an investigation. The utility said there has been no security breach in its system.
The utility is asking customers to report suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call its customer service line at (800) 743-5000.
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