Restaurants Targeted By Utility Scams, AG Warns

Published: 11/05/2013

COLUMBUS — A number of Ohio restaurants have been targeted by recent utility scams, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

In a typical scam, a caller contacts the business claiming to represent a local utility company and says the business is late on its payments. The caller threatens to turn off the business’ power unless it makes an immediate payment via a prepaid money card.