RAW: Scammer asks local businesses for $495 or will shut off power
Beware of a telephone call from subject claiming that he/she is employed with SCE using telephone number (760) 600-7023 (Magic Jack) and or using the name of Angel Martinez or any other name.
According to Mammoth Lakes Police, two business owners in town were contacted (by telephone) by a subject named Angel Martinez.
The subject told the business owners that he is with SCE and that their power will be shut off in 55 minutes unless he pays $495.55 by way of Green Dot.
The subject told the business owner to go to Rite Aid and purchase a Green Dot card with the indicated dollar amount.
The subject also gave the business owner a 14 digit case number.
Fortunately the business owners didn’t follow through with the request/scam.
If you’ve been contacted please contact Mammoth Lakes Police Department.