The new scam that has been targeting people throughout the United States may have made its way to McPherson. One BPU customer recently reported receiving a bogus email that requested personal information and contained a request for immediate payment. The McPherson BPU does not request immediate payment threatening additional fines or service disconnection via email and advises customers to delete these suspicious emails immediately.
If you receive one of these suspicious emails requesting personal information or immediate payment, they should take the following steps:
- Do not click on any links in the email or open any attachments.
- Do not reply to the email.
- Delete the email immediately.
The BPU also recommends that customers who might receive these bogus emails call our customer service line at 620-245-2515 for any questions or concerns about the scam. For more information on how to protect personal information, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s site.
We ask our customers to be alert to these emails that demand immediate payment.
If a customer has been victimized by this scam, they are encouraged to report it online to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force at StopFraud.gov.