City of Milford warns residents of utility scam calls

Warning issued on the City of Milford’s Facebook page after customers reported getting scam calls to pay or get disconnected.

A potential scam call to warn Milford residents about – and it’s not the first time.

The City of Milford is warning residents about a scam call from individuals claiming to be with the town’s public utilities. In the call obtained by TV Delmarva, an individual with a thick foreign accent demands a payment of $150 during the call or their electricity will be cut off.

In a Facebook post, the City of Milford tells customers who get this call to just hang up and to always call its own customer service number at 302-422-6616 to confirm service or disconnection  status. This is not the first time customers have had to deal with scam calls.

Back in August, Milford Police issued its own warning after customers reported similar scam calls involving Delmarva Power partnering with the city’s utility. This prompted a warning from Milford Police, stating that the City of Milford’s electricity is an independent entity and is not working with another agency to collect any such fees.

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