SCAM ALERT: City of Palm Bay Issues Alert on Calls Requesting Payment for Utility Services
By Space Coast Daily // January 3, 2018
Caller ID reads 'City of Palm Bay'
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — The city of Palm Bay has issued an advisory about reports form external parties including the Brevard County Sherriff’s Office regarding outgoing phone calls requesting immediate payment to avoid suspending Utility service.
These phone calls have been displayed as “City of Palm Bay” on the caller ID.
Lisa Morrell, Director of Communications and IT, confirmed that the number that was used is an assigned number for Code Enforcement.
“A social engineering attack on the public using a credible number assignment to mask a phone number to defraud,” said Morrell.
Palm Bay Utilities does not solicit customers for payment and will never ask for personal information such as social security information or credit card payment over the phone.
Should a customer wish to pay their bill they may call the automated phone number 321-952-3420 and select option 1 for payment.
Any questions about these fraudulent phone calls should be directed to Palm Bay Utilities Customer Service by calling 321-952-3420 and select option 2 to speak with a representative. Customers can also make a payment by clicking here.
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