Crime

Phone scam targeting Peninsula Light Co. customers

Someone is targeting Peninsula Light Co. customers with a phone scam.

The caller is telling members he is on the way to disconnect their power and says they can avoid it by buying a prepaid debit card from Albertsons and calling the scammer back with the PIN.

The utility company is warning its customers to hang up on the scammer and call their Member Services department at 253-857-5950.

It was not known how many customers the scammer contacted.

Gig Harbor police and Albertsons are aware of the scam.

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