Manatee County warns of scam targeting County water customers
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (March 13, 2019) – Manatee County utility customers who receive a suspicious call asking for account information over the phone should report those calls to Manatee County Sheriff's Office which has opened an investigation on the issue.
"Customers need to be aware that Manatee County Utilities does not accept payments over the phone, so no one from the County will be ask for banking or credit card information," said Amy Pilson, Utilities Public Affairs Liaison. "Any customer who receives a call and wishes to verify the status of their account may call (941) 792-8811."
Law enforcement has been notified and will be investigating the matter. Any resident receiving a similar call should call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office (941) 747-3011 to report the call and provide the following information: Case Number 2019006809.
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