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Utility Scams and Your Small Business | Federal Trade Commission

Utility Scams and Your Small Business | Federal Trade Commission


Your restaurant gets a
call right at lunch rush. They say it’s the
electricity company, and your service will
come up immediately unless you pay right now. They may ask you to
pay by prepaid card. Panic time, right? Wrong, it’s a scam. Hang up and report the call
to your utility company and to the Federal
Trade Commission, then talk to your staff so they
won’t panic the next time they get a call like that. Learn how to spot scams
against your small business and talk to your
colleagues about it to. Learn more at
ftc.gov/smallbusiness.

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