City of Plaquemine warns residents of scam involving utility bills

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

Plaquemine City Light and Water has been notified by a few customers that Plaquemine is being used in a phone scam.

They received calls saying their utility payments were past due and they would be cut off if they didn't make a payment to a specified address.

In some cases they request the customer’s social security number. Do not give them your social security number.

These calls have not been authorized by City Light and Water. Customers who are past due on a payment are notified by mail or by the city meter reader putting a notice at the property.

Customers are never notified by phone call. If you receive such a call, it is not City Light & Water.

Please report the call to Plaquemine City Police at 225.687.9273 so they can try to locate the scammers.