Obama Paying Utility Bills?
Posted in Scams on July 09, 2012 by Dana Robinson
Scammers have been making their way from state to state, persuading victims that a special federal government assistance program -- sometimes described as a bailout authorized by President Barack Obama's administration -- is available to pay their utility bills. Victims are given bank account and routing numbers to use when paying their bills online, but only after they "register" by surrendering their Social Security numbers and other personal information.
Criminals are using social media to spread the word, as well as going block by block, knocking on doors and handing out leaflets, encouraging people to pay their bills with the bogus account information. For additional information, visit http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/09/12634554-obama-paying-utility-bills-scam-victims-nationwide-think-so?lite.